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Fundamentals of Electrical Drives

  • Comprehensive user-friendly introductory text (in colour) of electrical drive systems

  • Introduction ‘ideal rotating transformer’ (IRTF-model) simplifies the understanding of electrical machine principles

  • Presentation of dynamic generic models which cover all major electrical machin types and modulation/control components of a drive

  • Dynamic and steady state analysis of transformers and electrical machines

  • Interactive learning process using ‘build and play’ simulation tutorials (Simulink® and Caspoc) provided online, which reinforce the theory presented

Part of the book series: Power Systems (POWSYS)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXI
  2. INTRODUCTION

    • André Veltman, Duco W.J. Pulle, Rik W. De Doncker
    Pages 1-28
  3. SIMPLE ELECTRO-MAGNETIC CIRCUITS

    • André Veltman, Duco W.J. Pulle, Rik W. De Doncker
    Pages 29-43
  4. THE TRANSFORMER

    • André Veltman, Duco W.J. Pulle, Rik W. De Doncker
    Pages 45-74
  5. THREE-PHASE CIRCUITS

    • André Veltman, Duco W.J. Pulle, Rik W. De Doncker
    Pages 75-120
  6. CONCEPT OF REAL AND REACTIVE POWER

    • André Veltman, Duco W.J. Pulle, Rik W. De Doncker
    Pages 121-147
  7. SPACE VECTOR BASED TRANSFORMER MODELS

    • André Veltman, Duco W.J. Pulle, Rik W. De Doncker
    Pages 149-167
  8. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL MACHINES

    • André Veltman, Duco W.J. Pulle, Rik W. De Doncker
    Pages 169-192
  9. VOLTAGE SOURCE CONNECTED SYNCHRONOUS MACHINES

    • André Veltman, Duco W.J. Pulle, Rik W. De Doncker
    Pages 193-230
  10. VOLTAGE SOURCE CONNECTED ASYNCHRONOUS (INDUCTION) MACHINES

    • André Veltman, Duco W.J. Pulle, Rik W. De Doncker
    Pages 231-263
  11. DIRECT CURRENT MACHINES

    • André Veltman, Duco W.J. Pulle, Rik W. De Doncker
    Pages 265-294
  12. ANALYSIS OF A SIMPLE DRIVE SYSTEM

    • André Veltman, Duco W.J. Pulle, Rik W. De Doncker
    Pages 295-325
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 327-345

About this book

Electrical drives in general play a key role in power generation, household appliances, automotive and industrial applications. The rapidly expanding area of adjustable speed drives as used in robotics, wind turbines and hybrid vehicles is driven by innovations in machine design, power semi-conductors, digital signal processors and simulation software.

This brings us to the purpose of this book namely to help students and engineers appreciate and understand the fundamental concepts of modern electrical drives. An interactive learning approach is taken in this text: theory and calculations are augmented by generic models which are transposed to a simulation platform. The 'build and play' method used in this text visualizes the dynamic operation of a comprehensive set of modules ranging from an inductance to a novel 'ideal rotating transformer' (IRTF). This module is at the center of the generic models used in this text to explore the dynamic and steady state operation of grid and converter fed induction, synchronous and DC machines. The section on modulation and control emphasizes the role of power electronics and digital signal processors in drives. Downloadable files that accompany this text have an extensive set of 'build and play' tutorials, in Simulink R° and Caspoc. The latter is a simulation platform which allows direct access to the 'build and play' modules, without further licensing needs. All figures in this text are included in the downloadable files in order to help with the preparation of customized Power Point type lecture material.

Fundamentals of Electrical Drives is for readers with a basic engineering knowledge who have a need or desire to comprehend and apply the theory and simulation methods which are applied by drive specialist throughout the world.

Keywords

  • Performance
  • Transit
  • Turbine
  • control
  • modeling
  • power generation
  • robot
  • robotics
  • simulation

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book on fundamentals of electrical drives provides the background of modern electrical drives. … The uniqueness of this book is that the authors use generic models to represent drive components. … This would be a great book for electrical engineers learning about electric drives and could also be used for a course in electrical drives … ." (Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 24 (5), September/October, 2008)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

    André Veltman

About the authors

André Veltman is a Senior Lecturer at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands and runs his own consulting company, Piak electronic design b.v.

Duco W.J. Pulle is a consultant with Zener Electric, Australia and a former Associate Professor of Lund University, Sweden.

Rik W. De Doncker is Professor and director of the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA) at RWTH-Aachen University, Germany.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-5504-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)