Initially, the only electric loads encountered in an automobile were for lighting and the starter motor. Today, demands on performance, safety, emissions, comfort, convenience, entertainment, and communications have seen the working-in of seemingly innumerable advanced electronic devices. Consequently, vehicle electric systems require larger capacities and more complex configurations to deal with these demands. Covering applications in conventional, hybrid-electric, and electric vehicles, the Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives provides a comprehensive reference for automotive electrical systems.

This authoritative handbook features contributions from an outstanding international panel of experts from industry and academia, highlighting existing and emerging technologies. Divided into five parts, the Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives offers an overview of automotive power systems, discusses semiconductor devices, sensors, and other components, explains different power electronic converters, examines electric machines and associated drives, and details various advanced electrical loads as well as battery technology for automobile applications.

As we seek to answer the call for safer, more efficient, and lower-emission vehicles from regulators and consumer insistence on better performance, comfort, and entertainment, the technologies outlined in this book are vital for engineering advanced vehicles that will satisfy these criteria.

part I|2 pages

Automotive Power Systems

chapter 1|18 pages

Conventional Cars

ByRoberto Giral-Castillón, Luis Martínez-Salamero, Javier Maixé-Altés

chapter 2|16 pages

Hybrid Electric Vehicles

ByJohn M. Miller

chapter 3|18 pages

Hybrid Drivetrains

ByM. Ehsani, Yimin Gao

chapter 4|42 pages

Electric Vehicles

ByRamesh C. Bansal

chapter 5|18 pages

Optimal Power Management and Distribution in Automotive Systems

ByZheng John Shen, X. Chen, A. Masrur, V.K. Garg, A. Soltis

part II|2 pages

Automotive Semiconductor Devices, Components, and Sensors

chapter 6|42 pages

Automotive Power Semiconductor Devices

ByZheng John Shen

chapter 7|30 pages


ByJohn M. Miller

chapter 8|6 pages


ByJohn M. Miller

chapter 9|18 pages

ESD Protection for Automotive Electronics

ByAlbert Z.H. Wang

chapter 10|16 pages


ByMario Mañana Canteli

part III|1 pages

Automotive Power Electronic Converters

chapter 11|24 pages

DC-DC Converters

ByJames P. Johnson

chapter 12|18 pages

AC-DC Rectifiers

ByByoung-Kuk Lee, Chung-Yean Won

chapter 13|22 pages

Unbalanced Operation of Three-Phase Boost Type Rectifiers

ByAna V. Stankovic

chapter 14|38 pages

DC/AC Inverters

ByMohan Aware

chapter 15|14 pages

AC/AC Converters

ByMehrdad Kazerani

chapter 16|24 pages

Power Electronics and Control for Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles

ByKaushik Rajashekara

part IV|2 pages

Automotive Motor Drives

chapter 17|14 pages

Brushed-DC Electric Machinery for Automotive Applications

ByBabak Fahimi

chapter 18|18 pages

Induction Motor Drives

ByKhaled Nigim

chapter 19|10 pages

DSP-Based Implementation of Vector Control of Induction Motor Drives

ByHossein Salehfar

chapter 20|22 pages

Switched Reluctance Motor Drives

ByBabak Fahimi, Chris Edrington

chapter 21|12 pages

Noise and Vibration in SRMs

ByWilliam Cai, Pragasen Pillay

chapter 22|66 pages

Modeling and Parameter Identification of Electric Machines

ByAli Keyhani, Wenzhe Lu, Bogdan Proca

chapter 23|22 pages

Brushless DC Drives

ByJames P. Johnson

part V|2 pages

Other Automotive Applications

chapter 25|54 pages

Integrated Starter Alternator

ByWilliam Cai

chapter 27|8 pages

Automotive Steering Systems

ByTomy Sebastian, Mohammad S. Islam, Sayeed Mir

chapter 29|16 pages

Power Electronics Applications in Vehicle and Passenger Safety

ByD.M.G. Preethichandra, Saman Kumara Halgamuge

chapter 30|20 pages

Drive and Control System for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

ByWeng Keong Kevin Lim, Saman Kumara Halgamuge, Harry Charles Watson

chapter 31|12 pages

Battery Technology for Automotive Applications

ByDell A. Crouch