Electric Motors and Drives - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780081026151, 9780128189252

Electric Motors and Drives

5th Edition

Fundamentals, Types and Applications

Authors: Austin Hughes William Drury
Paperback ISBN: 9780081026151
eBook ISBN: 9780128189252
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 1st July 2019
Page Count: 500
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Electric Motors and Drives, Fifth Edition, is intended for non-specialist users of electric motors and drives, filling the gap between mathematics 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 fifth 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.

Key Features

  • Acquire knowledge of and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of motors and drives without struggling through unnecessary maths and theory
  • Updated material on the latest and most widely-used modern motors and drives, including brushless servomotors
  • New edition includes additional diagrams and worked examples throughout


Electrical and mechanical engineers and technicians requiring a working knowledge of motors and drives (but not a mathematical or academic level of knowledge), Students of electrical and mechanical engineering seeking an accessible introduction

Table of Contents

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 motor – operation from 50/60 hz supply
7. Variable frequency operation of induction motors
8. Field oriented control of induction motors
9. Synchronous, permanent magnet and reluctance motors and drives
10. Stepping and switched reluctance motors
11. Motor/drive selection


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About the Author

Austin Hughes

Affiliations and Expertise

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

William Drury

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