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Electric Motors and Drives


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Understand the capabilities and limitations of motors and drives with this practical guide for students and professionals

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 Motors - Operation from 50/60Hz 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

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. Bill Drury is an independent consultant in power electronics, electrical machines and drives (PEMD). He has 45 years industrial PEMD experience - Siemens, Rolls-Royce and for 20 years Technical Director of Control Techniques. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He is a Visiting Professor of Innovation at Bristol University and a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University.


"This book is very readable, up-to-date and should be extremely useful to both users and o.e.m. designers. I unhesitatingly recommend it to any busy engineer who needs to make informed judgments about selecting the right drive system." - Drives and Controls "A very useful reference book for anyone wanting a comprehensive understanding of motors and drives ... I have not seen another book which covers this wide subject more comprehensively and in such an easy-to-read style." - Silicon Chip, May 2006 "I would regard this book as a light but broad coverage of many motor and drive concepts that have been around a long time." - Dennis Feucht, "The coverage of drive types and behaviors is thorough and up to date." - Electrical Apparatus, May 2006

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