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CRC Press
11 December 2020
Power Converters for Electric Vehicles gives an overview, topology, design, and simulation of different types of converters used in electric vehicles (EV). It covers a wide range of topics ranging from the fundamentals of EV, Hybrid EV and its stepwise approach, simulation of the proposed converters for real-time applications and corresponding experimental results, performance improvement paradigms, and overall analysis. Drawing upon the need for novel converter topologies, this book provides the complete solution for the power converters for EV applications along with simulation exercises and experimental results. It explains the need for power electronics in the improvement of performance in EV. This book:

Presents exclusive information on the power electronics of EV including traction drives.

Provides step-by-step procedure for converter design.

Discusses various topologies having different isolated and non-isolated converters.

Describes control circuit design including renewable energy systems and electrical drives.

Includes practical case studies incorporated with simulation and experimental results.

Power Converters for Electric Vehicles will provide researchers and graduate students in Power Electronics, Electric Drives, Vehicle Engineering a useful resource for stimulating their efforts in this important field of the search for renewable technologies.
By:   L. Ashok Kumar (PSG College of Technology Coimbatore India), S. Albert Alexander (Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, INDIA)
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   517g
ISBN:   9780367626853
ISBN 10:   0367626853
Pages:   254
Publication Date:   11 December 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr. L. Ashok Kumar was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from San Diego State University, California. He is a recipient of the BHAVAN fellowship from the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and SYST Fellowship from DST, Govt. of India. His current research focuses on integration of Renewable Energy Systems In the Smart Grid and Wearable Electronics. He has 3 years of industrial experience and 19 years of academic and research experience. He has published 167 technical papers in International and National journals and presented 157 papers in National and International Conferences. He has completed 26 Government of India funded projects, and currently 7 projects are in progress. His PhD work on wearable electronics earned him a National Award from ISTE, and he has received 24 awards on the National level. Ashok Kumar has seven patents to his credit. He has guided 92 graduate and postgraduate projects. He is a member and in prestigious positions in various national forums. He has visited many countries for institute industry collaboration and as a keynote speaker. He has been an invited speaker in 178 programs. Also he has organized 72 events, including conferences, workshops, and seminars. He completed his graduate program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Madras and his post-graduate from PSG College of Technology, India, and Masters in Business Administration from IGNOU, New Delhi. After completion of his graduate degree, he joined as project engineer for Serval Paper Boards Ltd., Coimbatore (now ITC Unit, Kovai). Presently he is working as a Professor and Associate HoD in the Department of EEE, PSG College of Technology and also doing research work in Wearable Electronics, Smart Grid, solar PV, and Wind Energy Systems. He is also a Certified Charted Engineer and BSI Certified ISO 500001 2008 Lead Auditor. He has authored the following books in his areas of interest (1) Computational Intelligence Paradigms for Optimization Problems Using MATLAB (R)/SIMULINK (R), CRC Press, (2) Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems-An Introduction to Theory, Modeling with MATLAB/SIMULINK, and the Role of Soft Computing Techniques-Green Energy and Technology, Springer, USA (3) Electronics in Textiles and Clothing: Design, Products and Applications, CRC Press, (4) Power Electronics with MATLAB, Cambridge University Press, London (5) Automation In Textile Machinery: Instrumentation And Control System Design Principles - CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, ISBN 9781498781930, April 2018.(6) Proceedings of International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Smart Grid and Smart City Applications, Springer International Publishing, Springer (7) Deep Learning Using Python, Wiley India Publications, India (8) Monograph on Smart Textiles (9) Monograph on Information Technology for Textiles, and (10) Monograph on Instrumentation & Textile Control Engineering Dr.S. Albert Alexander is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is the recipient of prestigious Raman Research Fellowship from the University Grants Commission (Government of India). His current research focuses on fault diagnostic systems for solar energy conversion systems and smart grids. He has 13 years of academic and research experience. He has published 21 technical papers in International and National journals (including IEEE Transactions, IET, Elsevier etc.,) and presented 23 papers at national and international conferences. He has completed 4 Government of India-funded projects and 1 multilateral project is under progress with the overall grant amount of Rs.86 lakhs. His PhD work on power quality earned him a National Award from ISTE, and he has received 23 awards for his meritorious academic and research career (such as Young Engineers Award from IE(I), Young Scientist Award from SPRERI, Gujarat etc.,). He has also received the National Teaching Innovator Award from MHRD (Government of India). He is an approved Margadarshak from AICTE (Government of India). He is the approved Mentor for Change under Atal Innovation Mission. He has guided 31 graduate and postgraduate projects. He is presently guiding 8 research scholars. He is a member and in prestigious positions in various national and International forums (such as Senior Member, IEEE and Vice President for Energy Conservation Society, India etc.,). He has been an invited speaker in 191 programs covering eight Indian states and also at USA. He has organized 11 events, including faculty development programs, workshops, and seminars. He completed his graduate program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bharathiar University and his postgraduate program from Anna University, India. Presently he is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of EEE, Kongu Engineering College and also doing research work in smart grids, solar PV, and power quality improvement techniques. He has authored the following books in his areas of interest: (1) Computational Paradigm Techniques for Enhancing Electric Power Quality, CRC Press, (2) Basic Electrical, Electronics and Measurement Engineering, Anuradha Publishers and (3) Special Electrical Machines, Anuradha Publishers.

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