Basics Of Electrical Drives 4th Edition by Pillai
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Basics Of Electrical Drives 4th Edition by Pillai

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Electrical Drives Contents

  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 Dynamics of Electrical Drives
  • Chapter 3 Characteristics of dc Motors
  • Chapter 4 Characteristics of ac Motors
  • Chapter 5 Starting
  • Chapter 6 Electric Braking
  • Chapter 7 Rating and Heating of Motors
  • Chapter 8 Introduction to Solid State Controlled Drives
  • Chapter 9 Stepper Motors
  • Chapter 10 Industrial Applications

Foreword to Basics Of Electrical Drives PDF

Electrical Drives play a vital role in engineering and industry both in this country and abroad. It is therefore essential that students of electrical engineering have a proper grounding in this subject.

Conventional courses in Electrical Machines, however, are not adequate for the purpose as electric motors do not by themselves constitute an electrical drive and their characteristics have to be studied keeping in mind the types of control schemes (such as those using thyristor circuits) and the dynamics of the load.

On the other hand, courses on ‘Control System’, ‘Industrial Electronics’, and ‘Power Electronics’ do not devote sufficient attention to electrical motor characteristics and mechanical load demands.

It is thus necessary to have a course on the fundamentals of electrical drives, suitable for study by undergraduate students of electrical engineering.

This book is designed to meet the need for a textbook in English for such a course. The writing of the book has been supported by the Curriculum Development Cell of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

The book gives a comprehensive introduction to the dynamics of drives, the characteristics, starting and braking of dc and ac motors, as also their loading conditions, ratings, and heating.

There are separate chapters devoted to solid state controlled drives and industrial applications. The MKS system of units has been used throughout and Indian Standards Specifications have been adhered to.

In addition to worked examples, most chapters include a number of problems designed to test the student’s grasp of the subject. The author, Dr. S.K. Pillai, has over twenty years experience of teaching and research in electrical engineering

And he has developed the material of this book over the past ten years while conducting a lecture, tutorial, and laboratory classes for final year undergraduate students of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

The style and organization of the work reflect the discerning insight of a teacher into the requirements of a student and each topic is developed step by step in a clear and cogent manner. I am confident, therefore, that this book will be welcomed by students and teachers alike.

Preface To Basics Of Electrical Drives 4th Edition

After the good response of the earlier editions, it is a pleasure for me to present the fourth edition.

In this edition, the style pattern of the book has been customized to give a new look. In response to the comments made on the second edition by many teachers, all the diagrams of this edition have been improved with clarity and good shape. Detailed contents have been prepared to find the topics easily.

I would like to acknowledge the valuable advice and suggestions of many instructors and students who used the earlier editions.

I have tried my best to make the book error free even then some mistakes might have been crept in. Readers are requested send the same me for further incorporation in the book.

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