Electric Power Principles: Sources, Conversion, Distribution and Use / Edition 1

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This innovative approach to the fundamentals of electric power provides the most rigorous, comprehensive and modern treatment available. To impart a thorough grounding in electric power systems, it begins with an informative discussion on per-unit normalizations, symmetrical components and iterative load flow calculations.

Covering important topics within the power system, such as protection and DC transmission, this book looks at both traditional power plants and those used for extracting sustainable energy from wind and sunlight.

With classroom-tested material, this book also presents:

  • the principles of electromechanical energy conversion and magnetic circuits;

  • synchronous machines - the most important generators of electric power;

  • power electronics;

  • induction and direct current electric motors.

Homework problems with varying levels of difficulty are included at the end of each chapter, and an online solutions manual for tutors is available. A useful Appendix contains a review of elementary network theory.

For senior undergraduate and postgraduate students studying advanced electric power systems as well as engineers re-training in this area, this textbook will be an indispensable resource. It will also benefit engineers in electronic power systems, power electronic systems, electric motors and generators, robotics and mechatronics.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470686362
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 404
  • Sales rank: 1,389,872
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor James Kirtley is currently teaching a course on electric power systems to both undergaraduate and graduate students at MIT (Massachusetts Institue of Technology).  He has been a fellow of IEEE since 1990, was awarded the IEEE Third Millenium Medal   in 2000 and the Nikola Tesla Award in 2002. Since 2007 Professor Kirtley has been associate editor of IEEE Power Engineering Society’s Transactions on Energy Conversion. He lectures outside the university, writes exensively for journals and holds 23 patents. Amongst other areas, his research interests include electric ships, superconducting generator, intelligent monitoring of equipment and systems, and advanced motor/generator machines for kinetic energy storage systems.
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Table of Contents


1 Electric Power Systems

1.1 Electric Utility Systems

1.2 Energy and Power

1.3 Sources of Electric Power

1.4 Electric Power Plants and Generation

1.5 Problems

2 AC Voltage, Current and Power

2.1 Sources and Power

2.2 Resistors, Inductors and Capacitors

2.3 Problems

3 Transmission Lines

3.1 Modeling: Telegrapher’s Equations

3.2 Problems

4 Polyphase Systems

4.0.1 Two Phase Systems

4.1 Three Phase Systems

4.2 Line-Line Voltages

4.3 Problems

5 Electrical and Magnetic Circuits

5.1 Electric Circuits

5.2 Magnetic Circuit Analogs

5.3 Problems

6 Transformers

6.1 Single Phase Transformers

6.2 Three-Phase Transformers

6.2.1 Example

6.3 Problems

7 Polyphase Lines and Single-Phase Equivalents

7.1 Polyphase Transmission and Distribution Lines

7.1.1 Example

7.2 Introduction To Per-Unit Systems

7.3 Appendix: Inductances of Transmission Lines

7.4 Problems

8 Electromagnetic Forces and Loss Mechanisms

8.1 Energy Conversion Process

8.2 Continuum Energy Flow

8.3 Surface Impedance of Uniform Conductors

8.4 Semi-EmpiricalMethod of Handling Iron Loss

8.5 Problems


9 Synchronous Machines

9.1 Round Rotor Machines: Basics

9.2 Reconciliation of Models

9.3 Per-Unit Systems:

9.4 Normal Operation:

9.5 Salient Pole Machines: Two-Reaction Theory

9.6 SynchronousMachine Dynamics

9.7 SynchronousMachine Dynamic Model

9.8 Statement of Simulation Model

9.9 Appendix: Transient Stability Code

9.10 Appendix:Winding Inductance Calculation

9.11 Problems

10 System Analysis and Protection

10.1 The Symmetrical Component Transformation

10.2 Sequence Impedances

10.3 Fault Analysis

10.4 System Protection

10.5 Switches

10.6 Coordination

10.7 Impedance Relays

10.8 Differential Relays

10.9 Zones of System Protection


11 Load Flow

11.1 Two Ports and Lines

11.2 Load Flow In A Network

11.3 Gauss–Seidel Iterative Technique

11.4 Bus Admittance

11.5 Example: Simple Program

11.6 MATLAB Script for the Load Flow Example


11.7 Problems

12 Power Electronics and Converters in Power Systems

12.1 Switching Devices

12.2 Rectifier Circuits

12.3 DC-DC Converters

12.4 Canonical Cell

12.5 Three Phase Bridge Circuits

12.6 High Voltage DC Transmission

12.7 Basic Operation of a Converter Bridge

12.8 Achieving High Voltage

12.9 Problems


13 Induction Machines

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Induction Machine TransformerModel

13.3 Squirrel-CageMachines

13.4 Single Phase Induction Motors

13.5 Induction Generators

13.6 Induction Motor Control

13.7 Doubly Fed Induction Machines

13.8 Appendix 1: Squirrel Cage Machine Model

13.9 Appendix 2: Single Phase Squirrel Cage Model

13.10 Appendix 3: Induction MachineWinding Schemes

13.11 Problems


14 DC (Commutator)Machines

14.1 Geometry

14.2 Torque Production

14.3 Back Voltage

14.4 Operation

14.5 Series Connection

14.6 Universal Motors

14.7 Commutator:

14.8 CompoundWound DC Machines

14.9 Problems

15 Permanent Magnets in Electric Machines

15.1 Permanent Magnets:

15.2 CommutatorMachines

15.3 Brushless PM Machines

15.4 Motor Morphologies


15.5 Problems

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