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Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications / Edition 4

Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types and Applications / Edition 4

by Austin Hughes, Bill Drury
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780080983325
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 06/03/2013
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 249,513
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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.

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; Index

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