Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications (Google eBook)

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Newnes, Dec 14, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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Electric Motors and Drives is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between theory-based academic textbooks and the more prosaic 'handbooks', which provide useful detail but little opportunity for the development of real insight and understanding. The book explores all of the widely-used modern types of motor and drive, including conventional and brushless D.C., induction motors and servo drives, providing readers with the knowledge to select the right technology for a given job. Austin Hughes' approach, using a minimum of maths, has established Electric Motors and Drives as a leading guide for engineers, and the key to a complex subject for a wider readership, including technicians, managers and students.

* Acquire essential practical knowledge of motors and drives, with a minimum of math and theory
* Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives
* New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout
  

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This book is brilliant. It isn't stylish, it's not lavishly illustrated, it isn't even a riveting read. It is, however, plain old fashioned lucid. Hughes is or was an academic, and if he lectured as ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1 ELECTRIC MOTORS
1
Chapter 2 POWER ELECTRONIC CONVERTERS FOR MOTOR DRIVES
45
Chapter 3 CONVENTIONAL DC MOTORS
82
Chapter 4 DC MOTOR DRIVES
133
Chapter 5 INDUCTION MOTORS ROTATING FIELD SLIP AND TORQUE
167
Chapter 6 OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF INDUCTION MOTORS
198
Chapter 7 INDUCTION MOTOR EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT
236
Chapter 8 INVERTERFED INDUCTION MOTOR DRIVES
279
Chapter 9 STEPPING MOTORS
305
Chapter 10 SYNCHRONOUS BRUSHLESS DC AND SWITCHED RELUCTANCE DRIVES
340
Chapter 11 MOTORDRIVE SELECTION
366
INTRODUCTION TO CLOSEDLOOP CONTROL
381
Index
404
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