Power Switching Components

Theory, Applications and Future Trends

  • Kaveh Niayesh
  • Magne Runde

Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kaveh Niayesh, Magne Runde
    Pages 1-11
  3. Kaveh Niayesh, Magne Runde
    Pages 13-57
  4. Kaveh Niayesh, Magne Runde
    Pages 59-133
  5. Kaveh Niayesh, Magne Runde
    Pages 135-186
  6. Kaveh Niayesh, Magne Runde
    Pages 225-246
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-249

About this book


This book focuses on the theory and application of power switching components in power networks. More specifically, it discusses current interruption theory, applied stresses to switching components in power networks and appropriate methods to test their different functionalities. It reviews the basic working principles of current technologies and summarizes the upcoming technological advances within the field of power switching devices.

Taking an educational approach to the subject, this book is useful for graduate courses on high voltage equipment and power device technology within the electric power engineering discipline. Furthermore, inclusion of numerous worked examples, exercises and easily digestible descriptions of complex physical phenomena in switching devices make this an invaluable self-learning resource for engineers.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Kaveh Niayesh
    • 1
  • Magne Runde
    • 2
  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.SINTEF Energy ResearchTrondheimNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51459-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51460-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1287
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4676
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