advanced control of electrical drives and power electronic converters pdf

“There is nothing so practical as a good theory”—Kurt Lewin claimed,1 taking part
in the ongoing debate between practitioners and scientists about their relationship
and the desirability of applied research as opposed to basic research. Any engineer
working in the field of power electronics and drives has to support this statement
strongly, having in mind control theory, artificial and computational intelligence, or
signal processing.

On the other hand, there is nothing more stimulating for the
development of a theory as a strong need for practical applications and the influence
of smart, practical solutions that may be generalized and become a part of the
general approach. Power electronics and variable frequency drives are continuously
developing multidisciplinary fields which require applications of the recently
developed techniques of modern control theory and provide an important impulse
for the development of new predictive, nonlinear and robust control methods. That
is why the book concerning recent solutions in control of power electronics and
drives appears in the series “Studies in Systems, Decisions and Control.”

The presented contributed volume is written by key specialists working in
multidisciplinary fields in electrical engineering, linking control theory, power
electronics, artificial neural networks, embedded controllers, and signal processing.
The authors of each chapter report the state of the art of the various topics addressed
and present results of their own research, laboratory experiments, and successful
applications. The presented solutions concentrate on three main areas of interest:
motion control in complex electromechanical systems, including sensorless control;
fault-diagnosis and fault-tolerant control of electric drives; and new control algorithms for power electronics converters.

I believe that particular chapters and the complete book possess strong monograph attributes. Important practical and theoretical problems are deeply and accurately presented on the background of an exhaustive state-of-the-art review.Many results are completely new and were never published before. Therefore, this
book will be interesting for a wide audience:

• researchers working in control, especially nonlinear control, model predictive
control, and fault-tolerant control, who are interested in challenges caused by
practical applications;
• experts in power electronics, electrical machines, motion control, and drives,
who are involved in the use of advanced control methods;
• creative industry engineers and constructors faced with new challenging
applications; and
• graduate and Ph.D. students of control, electrical engineering, power conversion, robotics, or mechatronics.