This book brings together in a single volume the theory, construction, design, control electronics, and in-depth analysis of several non-traditional machines such as stepper motors, switched reluctance motors, permanent magnet DC machines, brushless DC machines, and linear induction machines. These machines are finding ever-increasing applications, typically in position control systems, robotics and mechatronics, electric vehicles, and high speed transportation. A particular feature of this book is that it does not stop at the basic principles of these complex machines but goes on to cover recent developments and current research, making it useful for senior graduate students and research scholars in the field of electrical machines and drives.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Special Electrical Motors
Mathematical Analysis of Step Motor
Switched Reluctance Motor
Permanent Magnet Materials and Motors
Brushless dc Motor
Linear Induction Motor
This book is the work of Professor K Venkataratnam who served as a faculty member at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, for 38 years. His areas of research were electrical machines, special and general, magnetic field problems, power electronics and drives and the application of superconductivity in electrical engineering. He had guided numerous PhD and MTech students during his career and has made significant contributions to literature.