Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications

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Electric Motors and Drives is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between maths- and 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.

The third edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout. New topics include digital interfacing and control of drives, direct torque control of induction motors and current-fed operation in DC drives. The material on brushless servomotors has also been expanded.

Austin Hughes' approach, using a minimum of maths, has established Electric Motors and Drives as a leading guide for electrical engineers and mechanical engineers, and the key to a complex subject for a wider readership, including technicians, managers and students.
  • Acquire knowledge of and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of motors and drives without struggling through unnecessary maths and theory
  • Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives, including brushless servomotors
  • New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout

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Chapter 1 Electric Motors The Basics
Chapter 2 Introduction to Power Electronic Converters for Motor Drives
Chapter 3 Conventional DC Motors
Chapter 4 DC Motor Drives
Chapter 5 Induction Motors Rotating Field Slip and Torque
Chapter 6 Induction Motors Operation from 5060Hz Supply
Chapter 7 Variable Frequency Operation of Induction Motors
Chapter 8 Inverterfed Induction Motor Drives
Chapter 10 Stepping and Switchedreluctance Motors
Chapter 11 MotorDrive Selection
Appendix 1 Introduction to Closedloop Control
Appendix 2 Induction Motor Equivalent Circuit
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Chapter 9 Synchronous and Brushless Permanent Magnet Machines and Drives

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About the author (2013)

Austin Hughes was a long-time member of the innovative motors and drives research team at the University of Leeds, UK, and has established a reputation for an informal style that opens up complex subjects to a wide readership, including students and managers as well as technicians and engineers.

Bill Drury is an independent consultant in power electronics, electrical machines and drives (PEMD). He has 45 years industrial PEMD experience - Siemens, Rolls-Royce and for 20 years Technical Director of Control Techniques. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He is a Visiting Professor of Innovation at Bristol University and a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University.

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