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2nd Edition

Linear Electric Machines, Drives, and MAGLEVs Handbook

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ISBN 9781032131030
July 31, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
680 Pages 560 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Linear motion is richly present in various industries, from direct electric propulsion in urban and interurban people movers on wheels or on magnetic "cushion"(MAGLEVs) to indoor transport of goods(conveyors ,ect), through plunger solenoids(to open hotel doors and as electromagnetic power switches),to compressor drives by linear oscillatory PM motors, smart phones integrated microphone and loud speakers, and controlled vehicles’ suspension etc,. Besides the traditional rotary motor drives with mechanical transmissions which mean friction limitations(weather dependent) in traction(heavy vehicles), more losses , positioning errors(backlash) in the process and higher maintenance costs to handle it, linear motion in industry by direct electromagnetic forces is free of friction limitation for traction, and free of mechanical transmission and thus more efficient ,with less maintenance cost and less positioning errors(backlash). This explains why they are used in so many applications already, since the dramatic advancement of power electronics and digital control in the last 4 decades.

The Linear electric machines(LEMs) modeling performance ,design, control and testing shows notable differences with respect to rotary electric motor drives ,which warrant a dedicated treatment of these aspects.

The present book in its second edition(first edition 2013) aims just that and concentrates on the above technical aspects for various types of LEMs in close relationship with specific applications via numerical examples of modeling, design, control, testing , with ample representative results from literature, industry and some of author’s contributions, such as :

  • Linear induction motors technical field and circuit modeling , in flat configurations for low and high speeds(without and with dynamic end effects) and in tubular configurations for short travel design ,control and testing
  • Linear synchronous motor(LSM) drives in dc excited, homopolar, reluctance and superconducting excitation configurations for urban and interurban high speed vehicles propulsion and integrated propulsion and levitation(in MAGLEVs) modeling, design and control with full scale numerical examples; with emphasis on lower KWh/passenger/Km at high speeds.
  • Flat and tubular linear PM synchronous motors(L-PMSMs), mainly destined to industrial indoor transport for automation at high efficiency in clean rooms.
  • Linear "flux-modulation" motors- a new breed , suitable for very low speed applications due to higher thrust density
  • Plunger solenoids in various applications including new valve PM actuators with millisecond response time
  • Linear resonant PM(permanent magnet) oscillatory motors design, control and testing mainly destined to compressors for higher efficiency in compact drives
  • Attraction and repulsive force suspension( levitation) systems for MAGLEVs
  • Active and passive guideway MAGLEVs in urban and superhigh speed interurban transport at lower Kwh per passenger /km(in lighter vehicles without wheels)

The numerous numerical design and control examples(with practical specifications) throughout the 23 Chapters of the book allow the reader deep and fast access to a practical but thorough unitary (good for comparisons) methodology in designing and control of LEMs for various applications.

Table of Contents

Linear Electric Machines, Drives, and MAGLEVs Handbook, second edition

Preface to first and second editions

Chapter 1 Fields, Forces, and Materials for LEMs

Chapter 2 Classifications and Applications of LEMs

Chapter 3 Linear Induction Motors

Chapter 4 Linear Induction Motors

Chapter 5 Design of Flat and Tubular Low-Speed LIMs

Chapter 6 Transportation (Medium- and High-Speed) SLIM Design

Chapter 7 DC-Excited Linear Synchronous Motors (DCE-LSM)

Chapter 8 Superconducting Magnet Linear Synchronous Motors

Chapter 9 Homopolar Linear Synchronous Motors (H-LSM)

Chapter 10 Linear Reluctance Synchronous Motors

Chapter 11 Linear Switched Reluctance Motors (L-SRM)

Chapter 12 Flat Linear Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors

Chapter 13 Tubular Linear Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors

Chapter 14 Multi-Pole Coil Three-or Two-Phase Linear PM Reluctance Motors

Chapter 15 Flux – modulation linear PM motors and magnetic screws

Chapter 16 Plunger Solenoids and Their Control

Chapter 17 Linear single phase PM Brushless Motors

Chapter 18 Resonant Linear Oscillatory Single-Phase PM Motors/Generators

Chapter 19 Multiaxis Linear PM Motor Drives

Chapter 20 Attraction Force (Electromagnetic) Levitation Systems

Chapter 21 Repulsive Force Levitation Systems

Chapter 22 Active Guideway MAGLEVs

Chapter 23 Passive Guideway MAGLEVs

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Prof. Ion Boldea studied and published extensively on "rotary and liners electric machines, drives and MAGLEVs design ,control and testing for energy saving and increased productivity in various industries: from renewable energy, through e-transport, robotics, industrial drives, home appliances and info-gadjets since 1976( ISI H-index 41(4173 citations),Scopus H-index 49(8202 citations),Google Academic H-index 61(6246 citations); he wrote more than 20 Monographs and textbooks in USA and U.K on the wide spectrum subjects above ( 6000 citations in, held IEEE DLs since 2008, intensive Courses in USA, EU,S. Korea, Brasil, China , tutorials at IEEE Conferences, Technical Consulting annual contracts, hosted IEEE Trans. special issues and spent more than 5 years in many visits since 1973 as visiting scholar in USA.He supervised successfully 24 Ph. D. students.

Main expertise : in design and advanced encoder and encoderless control of ac electric motor/generators for applications : in home appliances,intelligent buildings,robotics, industrial processes, variable speed generators -standard and new- in power systems penetrated by renewable energy and in electric transport(cars, trucks, buses trolley buses, underground METRO, regional and high speed trains, MAGLEVs ); from critical analysis of existing solutions with improvement proposals to potentially- patentable solutions conception, design and control ,with lab prototyping and testing having as support :250+m*m labs and 11 people group(a Research Center for electric energy conversion, processing and storage with advanced digital control for various industries )at University Politehnica Timisoara ,Romania (")

He received "IEEE 2015 Nikola Tesla Award" and "2021 EPE-ECCE Outstanding Achievement Award".

He also cochaired IEEE tech sponsored biannual International Conference OPTIM(now OPTIM-ACEMP) since 1994 and is the founding (since the year 2000)and current Editor in Chief of, one of the first Internet-only technical Journals. His interests span from Philosophy, Ethics to Gardening mountain hiking and tennis.