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This book on power electronics spans a wide knowledge base such as power devices, drives, circuit topologies, magnetics, system modeling, control configurations, digital processing, thermal and reliability aspects. The book has been broadly divided into two types of topics viz. (a) circuit-oriented aspects and (b) system-oriented aspects. The first seven chapters deal with circuit-oriented aspects of power electronics systems and the remaining chapters deal with system-oriented aspects like controls and reliability.
About The Author
Loganathan Umanand is a Principal Research Scientist at the Centre for Electronics Design and Technology (CEDT), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. His primary area of interest is renewable energy systems which involve research in wide-ranging disciplines like reliability, motor drives, controls, inverters, switched-mode converters, battery chargers. Some of the application areas where research work is being carried out are hybrid generation systems, multi-grid energy ports, hybrid electric vehicles, desalination of sea water, solar cooking and bond graph modeling of physical systems.
In addition to research, he has also been involved in teaching at the post-graduate level, subjects such as Design of Power Converters, Reliability of Electronic Equipments, Digital Controller Design, DSP for Power Applications and Design of Photovoltaic Systems. Umanand has been delivering lectures to industry and graduate teachers in subjects such as Power Electronics, Switched-Mode Power Conversion, MATLAB and Control System Design.
Umanand is a Gold-medalist in both BE (Electronics and Communication, Bangalore University) and M.Tech (Electronics design and Technology, IISc) with a PhD from IISc.
His papers have been published in journals like Electric Power Application, Journal of Indian Institute of Science, IEEE Transaction Industry application, EPE Journal, IETE Journal of Research, Journal of the Franklin Institute, Renewable Energy Journal.
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