Electrical drives play an important part as electromechanical energy converters in transportation, materials handling and most production processes. This book presents a unified treatment of complete electrical drive systems, including the mechanical parts, electrical machines, and power converters and controls. Since it was first published in 1985 the book has found its way onto many desks in industry and universities all over the world. For the second edition the text has been thoroughly revised and updated, with the aim of offering the reader a general view of the field of controlled electrical drives, which are maintaining and extending their importance as the most flexible source of controlled mechanical energy.
Elementary Principles of Mechanics. - Dynamics of a Mechanical Drive. - Integration of the Simplified Equation of Motion. - Thermal Effects in Electrical Machines. - Separately Excited DC Machine. - DC Motor with Series Field Winding. - Control of a Separately Excited DC Machine. - The Static Converter as Power Actuator for DC Drives. - Control of Converter-Supplied DC Drives. - Symmetrical Three-Phase AC Machines. - Power Supplies for Adjustable Speed AC Drives. - Control of Induction Motor Drives. - Induction Motor Drive with Restricted Speed Range. - Variable Frequency Synchronous Motor Drives. - Some Applications of Controlled Drives. - Bibliography.