Reluctance Synchronous Machines and Drives

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byI. Boldea

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Reluctance synchronous machines (RSMs) and drives include a multitude of machine topologies in terms of rotor, stator windings, and stator current control. Line-start (constant speed) and inverter-fed (variable speed) applications are easily achieved in a power range from a few hundred wattsto megawatts. RSMs offer strong competition to existing variable speed brushless drives for applications from computer peripherals through robotics to electric traction for rail transport. This book explores fully the possible topologies, their characteristics, and applications.

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Reluctance synchronous machines (RSMs) and drives include a multitude of machine topologies in terms of rotor, stator windings, and stator current control. Line-start (constant speed) and inverter-fed (variable speed) applications are easily achieved in a power range from a few hundred wattsto megawatts. RSMs offer strong competition...

I. Boldea is at University of Kentucky.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198593910

ISBN - 13:9780198593911

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Table of Contents

1. Brushless electric machines and drives: comparison criteria and results2. Classification of reluctance synchronous machines and drives3. Field distribution and inductance computation4. Cageless rotor RSMs: identification and performance5. Cage rotor RSMs: theory and performance6. Driving control with motion sensors7. Driving control without sensors8. Generator mode9. Machine design aspectsIndex

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`... authoritative monograph... is the first work of reference dealing with RS machines in all their aspects. Orderly and thought-provoking, this unique monograph available on the subject is invaluable to those researching in industry and universities, who explore the potential opportunitiesfor new reluctance machines.' Electromotion