Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications

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Newnes, Feb 20, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 440 pages
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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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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 The Basics
1
Chapter 2 Introduction to Power Electronic Converters for Motor Drives
39
Chapter 3 Conventional DC Motors
73
Chapter 4 DC Motor Drives
113
Chapter 5 Induction Motors Rotating Field Slip and Torque
141
Chapter 6 Induction Motors Operation from 5060Hz Supply
169
Chapter 7 Variable Frequency Operation of Induction Motors
205
Chapter 8 Inverterfed Induction Motor Drives
255
Chapter 10 Stepping and Switchedreluctance Motors
315
Chapter 11 MotorDrive Selection
349
Appendix 1 Introduction to Closedloop Control
365
Appendix 2 Induction Motor Equivalent Circuit
383
FURTHER READING
413
INDEX
415
Color Plates
437
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Chapter 9 Synchronous and Brushless Permanent Magnet Machines and Drives
281

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