Published Books

High Performance Control of AC Drives with Matlab / Simulink Models

Haitham Abu-Rub (Editor), Atif Iqbal (Co-Editor), Jaroslaw Guzinski (Co-Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-97829-0
500 pages
April 2012, ©2012

A comprehensive guide to understanding AC machines with exhaustive simulation models to practice design and control

Nearly seventy percent of the electricity generated worldwide is used by electrical motors. Worldwide, huge research efforts are being made to develop commercially viable three- and multi-phase motor drive systems that are economically and technically feasible.

Focusing on the most popular AC machines used in industry – induction machine and permanent magnet synchronous machine – this book illustrates advanced control techniques and topologies in practice and recently deployed. Examples are drawn from important techniques including Vector Control, Direct Torque Control, Nonlinear Control, Predictive Control, multi-phase drives and multilevel inverters.

Key features include:

  • systematic coverage of the advanced concepts of AC motor drives with and without output filter;
  • discussion on the modelling, analysis and control of three- and multi-phase AC machine drives, including the recently developed multi-phase-phase drive system and double fed induction machine;
  • description of model predictive control applied to power converters and AC drives, illustrated together with their simulation models;
  • end-of-chapter questions, with answers and PowerPoint slides available on the companion

This book integrates a diverse range of topics into one useful volume, including most the latest developments. It provides an effective guideline for students and professionals on many vital electric drives aspects. It is an advanced textbook for final year undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers in power electronics, electric drives and motor control. It is also a handy tool for specialists and practicing engineers wanting to develop and verify their own algorithms and techniques.

Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems, Transportation and Industrial Applications

Haitham Abu-Rub, Mariusz Malinowski, Kamal Al-Haddad
ISBN: 978-1-118-63403-5
826 pages
July 2014

Compiles current research into the analysis and design of power electronic converters for industrial applications and renewable energy systems, presenting modern and future applications of power electronics systems in the field of electrical vehicles

With emphasis on the importance and long-term viability of Power Electronics for Renewable Energy this book brings together the state of the art knowledge and cutting-edge techniques in various stages of research.  The topics included are not currently available for practicing professionals and aim to enable the reader to directly apply the knowledge gained to their designs. The book addresses the practical issues of current and future electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and focuses primarily on power electronics and motor drives based solutions for electric vehicle (EV) technologies. Propulsion system requirements and motor sizing for EVs is discussed, along with practical system sizing examples. Key EV battery technologies are explained as well as corresponding battery management issues. PHEV power system architectures and advanced power electronics intensive charging infrastructures for EVs and PHEVs are detailed. EV/PHEV interface with renewable energy is described, with practical examples. This book explores new topics for further research needed world-wide, and defines existing challenges, concerns, and selected problems that comply with international trends, standards, and programs for electric power conversion, distribution, and sustainable energy development. It will lead to the advancement of the current state-of-the art applications of power electronics for renewable energy, transportation, and industrial applications and will help add experience in the various industries and academia about the energy conversion technology and distributed energy sources.

  • Combines state of the art global expertise to present the latest research on power electronics and its application in transportation, renewable energy and different industrial applications
  • Offers an overview of existing technology and future trends, with discussion and analysis of different types of converters and control techniques (power converters, high performance power devices, power system, high performance control system and novel applications)
  • Systematic explanation to provide researchers with enough background and understanding to go deeper in the topics covered in the book

Variable Speed AC Drives with Inverter Output Filters

Jaroslaw Guzinski, Haitham Abu-Rub, Patryk Strankowski
ISBN: 978-1-118-78289-7
366 pages
November 2015

The advance of variable speed drives systems (VSDs) engineering highlights the need of specific technical guidance provision by electrical machines and drives manufacturers, so that such applications can be properly designed to present advantages in terms of both energy efficiency and expenditure.

This book presents problems and solutions related to inverter-fed electrical motors. Practically orientated, the book describes the reasons, theory and analysis of those problems. Various solutions for individual problems are presented together with the complete design process, modelling and simulation examples with MATLAB/Simulink on the companion website.

A key focus of Variable Speed AC Drives with Inverter Output Filters is to examine the state variables estimation and motor control structures which have to be modified according to the used solution (filter). In most control systems the structure and parameters are taken into account to make it possible for precise control of the motor. This methodology is able to include modifications and extensions depending on specific control and estimation structures.

Highly accessible, this is an invaluable resource for practising R&D engineers in drive companies, power electronics & control engineers and manufacturers of electrical drives. Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students in electronics and control engineering will also find it of value.

Impedance Source Power Electronic Converters

Y. Liu, H. Abu-Rub, B. Ge, F. Blaabjerg, O. Ellabban, P. C. Loh
ISBN-13: 978-1119037071
to appear in June 2016 (350 pages).

Impedance Source Power Electronic Converters brings together state of the art knowledge and cutting edge techniques in various stages of research related to the ever more popular impedance source converters/inverters. Significant research efforts are underway to develop commercially viable and technically feasible, efficient and reliable power converters for renewable energy, electric transportation and for various industrial applications. This book provides a detailed understanding of the concepts, designs, controls, and application demonstrations of the impedance source converters/inverters. Key features: * Comprehensive analysis of the impedance source converter/inverter topologies, including typical topologies and derived topologies. * Fully explains the design and control techniques of impedance source converters/inverters, including hardware design and control parameter design for corresponding control methods. * Presents the latest power conversion solutions that aim to advance the role of power electronics into industries and sustainable energy conversion systems. * Compares impedance source converter/inverter applications in renewable energy power generation and electric vehicles as well as different industrial applications. * Provides an overview of existing challenges, solutions and future trends. * Supported by calculation examples, simulation models and results. Highly accessible, this is an invaluable resource for researchers, postgraduate/graduate students studying power electronics and its application in industry and renewable energy conversion as well as practising R&D engineers. Readers will be able to apply the presented material for the future design of the next generation of efficient power electronic converters/inverters.

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