Electric Motors and Drives

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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 24mm | 659.99g
  • ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • Newnes (an imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd )
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • Approx. 100 illustrations
  • 0080983324
  • 9780080983325
  • 207,972

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"This book is very readable, up-to-date and should be extremely useful to both users and o.e.m. designers. I unhesitatingly recommend it to any busy engineer who needs to make informed judgments about selecting the right drive system. - Drives and Controls"A very useful reference book for anyone wanting a comprehensive understanding of motors and drives ... I have not seen another book which covers this wide subject more comprehensively and in such an easy-to-read style. - Silicon Chip, May 2006"I would regard this book as a light but broad coverage of many motor and drive concepts that have been around a long time. - Dennis Feucht, Innovatia.com"The coverage of drive types and behaviors is thorough and up to date. - Electrical Apparatus, May 2006show more

Table of contents

Electric motors Power electronic converters for motor drives Conventional DC motors DC motor drives Induction motors - rotating field, slip and torque Operating characteristics of induction motors Induction motor equivalent circuit Inverter-fed induction motor drives Stepping motors Synchronous, brushless DC and switched reluctance drives Motor/drive selectionshow more

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"This book is very readable, up-to-date and should be extremely useful to both users and o.e.m. designers. I unhesitatingly recommend it to any busy engineer who needs to make informed judgments about selecting the right drive system." --Drives and Controls " A very useful reference book for anyone wanting a comprehensive understanding of motors and drives ... I have not seen another book which covers this wide subject more comprehensively and in such an easy-to-read style." --Silicon Chip, May 2006 "I would regard this book as a light but broad coverage of many motor and drive concepts that have been around a long time." --Dennis Feucht, Innovatia.com " The coverage of drive types and behaviors is thorough and up to date." --Electrical Apparatus, May 2006show more

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