Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications

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Elsevier, Oct 22, 2013 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
Written for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, this book explains how electric drives work and compares the performance of the main systems, with many examples of applications. The author's approach - using a minimum of mathematics - has made this book equally popular as an outline for professionals and an introductory student text.


* First edition (1990) has sold over 6000 copies.
Drives and Controls on the first edition: '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 judgements about selecting the right drive system.'
New features of the second edition: * New section on the cycloconverter drive. * More on switched relectance motor drives. * More on vector-controlled induction motor drives. * More on power switching devices. * New 'question and answer' sections on common problems and misconceptions. * Updating throughout. Electric Motors and Drives is for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives. It fills the gap between specialist textbooks (which are pitched at a level which is too academic for the average user) and the more prosaic 'handbooks' which are filled with useful detail but provide little opportunity for the development of any real insight or understanding. The book explores most of the widely-used modern types of motor and drive, including conventional and brushless d.c., induction motors (mains and inverter-fed), stepping motors, synchronous motors (mains and converter-fed) and reluctance motors.
 

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User Review  - John_Hardy - LibraryThing

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
1
CHAPTER 2 POWER ELECTRONIC CONVERTERS FOR MOTOR DRIVES
41
CHAPTER 3 CONVENTIONAL DC MOTORS
80
CHAPTER 4 DC MOTOR DRIVES
121
CHAPTER 5 INDUCTION MOTORSROTATING FIELD SLIP AND TORQUE
152
CHAPTER 6 OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF INDUCTION MOTORS
187
CHAPTER 7 INVERTERFED INDUCTION MOTOR DRIVES
228
CHAPTER 8 STEPPING MOTOR SYSTEMS
257
CHAPTER 9 SYNCHRONOUS SWITCHED RELUCTANCE AND BRUSHLESS DC DRIVES
293
CHAPTER 10 MOTORDRIVE SELECTION
316
Further reading
331
Index
333
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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.

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