Electric Motors and Drives: Fundamentals, Types, and Applications, Fourth Edition

  • 9h 22m
  • Austin Hughes, Bill Drury
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2013

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.

  • 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

In this Book

  • Electric Motors—The Basics
  • Introduction to Power Electronic Converters for Motor Drives
  • Conventional D.C. Motors
  • D.C. Motor Drives
  • Induction Motors – Rotating Field, Slip and Torque
  • Induction Motors – Operation from 50/60 Hz Supply
  • Variable Frequency Operation of Induction Motors
  • Inverter-fed Induction Motor Drives
  • Synchronous and Brushless Permanent Magnet Machines and Drives
  • Stepping and Switched-reluctance Motors
  • Motor/Drive Selection
  • Further Reading
  • Color Section