Electrical Machines and Drives


  • John Hindmarsh, Formerly Senior Lecturer, UMIST
  • Alasdair Renfrew, Senior Lecturer, UMIST

Recent years have brought substantial developments in electrical drive technology, with the appearance of highly rated, very-high-speed power-electronic switches, combined with microcomputer control systems.This popular textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated in the light of these changes. It retains its successful formula of teaching through worked examples, which are put in context with concise explanations of theory, revision of equations and discussion of the engineering implications. Numerous problems are also provided, with answers supplied.The third edition includes enhanced coverage of power-electronic systems and new material on closed-loop control, in addition to thorough treatment of electrical machines.
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Undergraduates on electrical and electronic engineering degree courses.


Book information

  • Published: September 1996
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-2724-5

Table of Contents

Introduction and review of basic theory; Transformers; D C Machines; Induction machines; Synchronous machines; Transient behaviour; Closed-loop control; power-electronic/electrical machine drives; Mathematical and computer simulation of machine drives; Tutorial examples with answers; References.