eBook Electric Motors and Drives, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080993680
  • ISBN-13: 9780080993683
  • DDC: 621.46
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 440 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Electric Motors – The Basics.
2: Introduction to Power Electronic Converters for Motor Drives.
3: Conventional D.C. Motors.
4: D.C. Motor Drives.
5: Induction Motors – Rotating Field, Slip and Torque.
6: Induction Motors – Operation from 50/60 Hz Supply.
7: Variable Frequency Operation of Induction Motors.
8: Inverter-fed Induction Motor Drives.
9: Synchronous and Brushless Permanent Magnet Machines and Drives.
10: Stepping and Switched-Reluctance Motors.
11: Motor/Drive Selection.
Appendix 1: Introduction to Closed-loop Control.
Appendix 2: Induction Motor Equivalent Circuit.
Further Reading.
Color Plates.