1st Edition

Special Electric Machines

Edited By

K. Venkataratnam

ISBN 9781439806463
Published April 15, 2009 by CRC Press
262 Pages

USD $140.00

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Book Description

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

Stepper Motors

Mathematical Analysis of Step Motor

Switched Reluctance Motor

Permanent Magnet Materials and Motors

Brushless dc Motor

Linear Induction Motor

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C




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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.