Electric Motors and Drives

Electric Motors and Drives

Fundamentals, Types and Applications

3rd Edition - December 14, 2005

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  • Author: Austin Hughes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080522043

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Description

Electric Motors and Drives is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between 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. Austin Hughes' approach, using a minimum of maths, has established Electric Motors and Drives as a leading guide for engineers, and the key to a complex subject for a wider readership, including technicians, managers and students.

Key Features

  • Acquire essential practical knowledge of motors and drives, with a minimum of math and theory
  • Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives
  • New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout

Readership

Professional: Electrical and mechanical engineers and technicians requiring a working knowledge of motors and drives (but not a mathematical or academic level of knowledge)

Student: Students of electrical and mechanical engineering seeking an accessible introduction

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; Inverter-fed induction motor drives; Stepping motor systems; Synchronous, switched reluctance and brushless DC Drives; Motor/drive selection; Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2005
  • Published: December 14, 2005
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080522043

About the Author

Austin Hughes

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Leeds, UK

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