This detailed reference provides guidelines for the selection and utilization of electric motors for improved reliability, performance, energy-efficiency, and life-cycle cost. Completely revised and expanded, the book reflects the recent state of the field, as well as recent developments in control electronics, the economics of energy-efficient motors and systems, and advanced power electronic drivers. It includes five new chapters covering key topics such as the fundamentals of power electronics applicable to electric motor drives, adjustable speed drives and their applications, advanced switched reluctance motor drives, and permanent magnet and brushless DC motor drives.
"The book is useful to engineers, purchasing managers, and equipment manufacturers for informed decision making in electronic motor selection, implementation, and operation. The Third Edition offers five new chapters covering such topics as the fundamentals of power electronics applicable to electric motor drives and adjustable speed drives and their applications, among other subjects."
- Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 127, No. 2, Feb 2005
"…useful to those choosing motors for particular applications and to motor manufacturers who need to have an appreciation for the customer's perspective."
IEEE Insulation Magazine
"…well-illustrated and contains many useful graphs and tables."
Induction Motor Characteristics
Electric Power Costs
The Power Factor
Applications of Induction Motors
Power Electronic Drivers
Adjustable-Speed Drives and Applications
Adjustable-Speed Induction Motor Drives
Switched Reluctance Motor Drives
Permanent Magnet and Brush-Less DC Motor Drives
Economics of Energy-Efficient Motors and Systems
Utility Interface Issues