Electric Motors And Drives: Fundamentals, Types And Applications by Austin Hughes

Electric Motors And Drives: Fundamentals, Types And Applications

byAustin Hughes, Bill DruryEditorAustin Hughes

Paperback | May 10, 2013

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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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Title:Electric Motors And Drives: Fundamentals, Types And ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 10, 2013Publisher:NewnesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080983324

ISBN - 13:9780080983325

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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 selection

Editorial Reviews

"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 2006