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Power Electronics and Electric Drives for Traction Applications

Book Description

Power Electronics and Electric Drives for Traction Applications offers a practical approach to understanding power electronics applications in transportation systems ranging from railways to electric vehicles and ships. It is an application-oriented book for the design and development of traction systems accompanied by a description of the core technology.

The first four introductory chapters describe the common knowledge and background required to understand the preceding chapters. After that, each application-specific chapter: highlights the significant manufacturers involved; provides a historical account of the technological evolution experienced; distinguishes the physics and mechanics; and where possible, analyses a real life example and provides the necessary models and simulation
tools, block diagrams and simulation based validations.

Key features:

Surveys power electronics state-of-the-art in all aspects of traction applications.

Presents vital design and development knowledge that is extremely important for the professional community in an original, simple, clear and complete manner.

Offers design guidelines for power electronics traction systems in high-speed rail, ships, electric/hybrid vehicles, elevators and more applications.

Application-specific chapters co-authored by traction industry expert. 

Learning supplemented by tutorial sections, case studies and MATLAB/Simulink-based simulations with data from practical systems.

A valuable reference for application engineers in traction industry responsible for design and development of products as well as traction industry researchers, developers and graduate students on power electronics and motor drives needing a reference to the application examples.  

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. List of contributors
  4. Preface
  5. 1 Introduction
    1. 1.1 Introduction to the book
    2. 1.2 Traction applications
    3. 1.3 Electric drives for traction applications
    4. 1.4 Classification of different parts of electric drives: converter, machines, control strategies, and energy sources
    5. 1.5 Future challenges for electric drives
    6. 1.6 Historical evolution
    7. References
  6. 2 Control of induction machines
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Modeling of induction motors
    3. 2.3 Rotor flux oriented vector control
    4. 2.4 Torque capability of the induction machine
    5. 2.5 Rotor flux selection
    6. 2.6 Outer control loops
    7. 2.7 Sensorless control
    8. 2.8 Steady‐state equations and limits of operation of the induction machine
    9. References
  7. 3 Control of synchronous machines
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Types of synchronous machines
    3. 3.3 Modeling of synchronous machines
    4. 3.4 Torque equation for synchronous machines
    5. 3.5 Vector control of permanent magnet synchronous machines
    6. 3.6 Operation under voltage and current constraints
    7. 3.7 Speed control
    8. 3.8 Sensorless control
    9. 3.9 Numerical calculation of the steady‐state of synchronous machines
    10. References
  8. 4 Control of grid‐connected converters
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Three‐phase grid‐connected converter model
    3. 4.3 Three‐phase grid‐connected converter control
    4. 4.4 Three‐phase grid‐connected converter control under unbalanced voltage conditions
    5. 4.5 Single‐phase grid‐connected converter model and modulation
    6. 4.6 Single‐phase grid‐connected converter control
    7. References
  9. 5 Railway traction
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 General description
    3. 5.3 Physical approach
    4. 5.4 Electric drive in railway traction
    5. 5.5 Railway power supply system
    6. 5.6 ESSs for railway applications
    7. 5.7 Ground level power supply systems
    8. 5.8 Auxiliary power systems for railway applications
    9. 5.9 Real examples
    10. 5.10 Historical evolution
    11. 5.11 New trends and future challenges
    12. References
  10. 6 Ships
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 General description
    3. 6.3 Physical approach of the ship propulsion system
    4. 6.4 Variable speed drive in electric propulsion
    5. 6.5 Power generation and distribution system
    6. 6.6 Computer‐based simulation example
    7. 6.7 Design and dimensioning of the electric system
    8. 6.8 Real examples
    9. 6.9 Dynamic positioning (DP)
    10. 6.10 Historical evolution
    11. 6.11 New trends and future challenges
    12. References
  11. 7 Electric and hybrid vehicles
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Physical approach to the electric vehicle: Dynamic model
    3. 7.3 Electric vehicle configurations
    4. 7.4 Hybrid electric vehicle configurations
    5. 7.5 Variable speed drive of the electric vehicle
    6. 7.6 Battery chargers in electric vehicles
    7. 7.7 Energy storage systems in electric vehicles
    8. 7.8 Battery management systems (BMS)
    9. 7.9 Computer‐based simulation example
    10. 7.10 Electric vehicle design example: Battery pack design
    11. 7.11 Real examples
    12. 7.12 Historical evolution
    13. 7.13 New trends and future challenges
    14. References
  12. 8 Elevators
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 General description
    3. 8.3 Physical approach
    4. 8.4 Electric drive
    5. 8.5 Computer‐based simulation
    6. 8.6 Elevator manufacturers
    7. 8.7 Summary of the most interesting standards and norms
    8. 8.8 Door opening/closing mechanism
    9. 8.9 Rescue system
    10. 8.10 Traffic
    11. 8.11 Historical evolution
    12. 8.12 New trends and future challenges
    13. References
  13. Index
  14. End User License Agreement