Power electronics and variable frequency drives

Author: Bimal K. Bose
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
ISBN: 9780780310841
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Engineering/Power Electronics "Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives: Technology and Applications" Sponsored by the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, the IEEE Industry Applications Society, and the IEEE Power Electronics Society This original contributed volume combines the individual expertise of eleven world-renowned professionals to provide comprehensive, authoritative coverage of state-of-the-art power electronics and AC drive technology. Featuring an extensive introductory chapter by power electronics expert Bimal K. Bose and more than 400 figures, "Power Electronics and Variable Frequency Drives" covers each of the field's component disciplines and drives -- all in one complete resource. Broad in scope and unique in its presentation, this volume belongs on the bookshelf of every industry engineer, researcher, professor, and graduate student involved in this fast-growing multidisciplinary field. It is an essential for teaching, research, development, and design. Key topics covered include: Power semiconductor devicesPower convertersHigh-power drivesEstimationExpert systemsElectrical machinesPulse width modulation techniquesSimulation techniquesIdentification and sensorless controlFuzzy logic and neural networks

Power Systems Restructuring

Author: Marija Ilic
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475728832
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The writing of this book was largely motivated by the ongoing unprecedented world-wide restructuring of the power industry. This move away from the traditional monopolies and toward greater competition, in the form of increased numbers of independent power producers and an unbundling of the main services that were until now provided by the utilities, has been building up for over a decade. This change was driven by the large disparities in electricity tariffs across regions, by technological developments that make it possible for small producers to compete with large ones, and by a widely held belief that competition will be beneficial in a broad sense. All of this together with the political will to push through the necessary legislative reforms has created a climate conducive to restructuring in the electric power industry. Consequently, since the beginning of this decade dramatic changes have taken place in an ever-increasing list of nations, from the pioneering moves in the United Kingdom, Chile and Scandinavia, to today's highly fluid power industry throughout North and South America, as well as in the European Community. The drive to restructure and take advantage of the potential economic benefits has, in our view, forced the industry to take actions and make choices at a hurried pace, without the usual deliberation and thorough analysis of possible implications. We must admit that to speak of "the industry" at this juncture is perhaps disingenuous, even misleading.

Computers and Intractability

Author: Michael R. Garey
Publisher: W.H. Freeman
ISBN:
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"Shows how to recognize NP-complete problems and offers proactical suggestions for dealing with them effectively. The book covers the basic theory of NP-completeness, provides an overview of alternative directions for further research, and contains and extensive list of NP-complete and NP-hard problems, with more than 300 main entries and several times as many results in total. [This book] is suitable as a supplement to courses in algorithm design, computational complexity, operations research, or combinatorial mathematics, and as a text for seminars on approximation algorithms or computational complexity. It provides not only a valuable source of information for students but also an essential reference work for professionals in computer science"--Back cover.

Power Electronic Control in Electrical Systems

Author: Enrique Acha
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780750651264
Format: PDF, ePub
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Within this book the fundamental concepts associated with the topic of power electronic control are covered alongside the latest equipment and devices, new application areas and associated computer-assisted methods. *A practical guide to the control of reactive power systems *Ideal for postgraduate and professional courses *Covers the latest equipment and computer-aided analysis

Swiss Public Administration

Author: Andreas Ladner
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9783319923802
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Swiss citizens approve of their government and the way democracy is practiced; they trust the authorities and are satisfied with the range of services Swiss governments provide. This is quite unusual when compared to other countries. This open access book provides insight into the organization and the functioning of the Swiss state. It claims that, beyond politics, institutions and public administration, there are other factors which make a country successful. The authors argue that Switzerland is an interesting case, from a theoretical, scientific and a more practice-oriented perspective. While confronted with the same challenges as other countries, Switzerland offers different solutions, some of which work astonishingly well.

Microelectronics Education

Author: Adrian M. Ionescu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 140202651X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this book key contributions on developments and challenges in research and education on microelectronics, microsystems and related areas are published. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: emerging fields in design and technology, new concepts in teaching, multimedia in microelectronics, industrial roadmaps and microelectronic education, curricula, nanoelectronics teaching, long distance education. The book is intended for academic education level and targets professors, researchers and PhDs involved in microelectronics and/or more generally, in electrical engineering, microsystems and material sciences. The 2004 edition of European Workshop on Microelectronics Education (EWME) is particularly focused on the interface between microelectronics and bio-medical sciences.

Global Production Management

Author: Kai Mertins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387355693
Format: PDF, Docs
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Containing case studies and research findings, this book deals with methods and tools suitable for designing, managing, and controlling processes within the supply chain. The authors are leading experts within the international community in the field of production management.

Multibody Mechatronic Systems

Author: Marco Ceccarelli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319098586
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume contains the Proceedings of MUSME 2014, held at Huatulco in Oaxaca, Mexico, October 2014. Topics include analysis and synthesis of mechanisms; dynamics of multibody systems; design algorithms for mechatronic systems; simulation procedures and results; prototypes and their performance; robots and micromachines; experimental validations; theory of mechatronic simulation; mechatronic systems; and control of mechatronic systems. The MUSME symposium on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics was held under the auspices of IFToMM, the International Federation for Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science, and FeIbIM, the Iberoamerican Federation of Mechanical Engineering. Since the first symposium in 2002, MUSME events have been characterised by the way they stimulate the integration between the various mechatronics and multibody systems dynamics disciplines, present a forum for facilitating contacts among researchers and students mainly in South American countries, and serve as a joint conference for the IFToMM and FeIbIM communities.

Technological Developments in Education and Automation

Author: Magued Iskander
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048136563
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Technological Developments in Education and Automation includes set of rigorously reviewed world-class manuscripts dealing with the increasing role of technology in daily lives including education and industrial automation Technological Developments in Education and Automation contains papers presented at the International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology & Automation and the International Conference on Engineering Education, Instructional Technology, Assessment, and E-learning which were part of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information and Systems Sciences and Engineering