Engineering » Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electric Machines and Drives

Edited by Miroslav Chomat, ISBN 978-953-307-548-8, 274 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 28, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/600
Edited Volume

The subject of this book is an important and diverse field of electric machines and drives. The twelve chapters of the book written by renowned authors, both academics and practitioners, cover a large part of the field of electric machines and drives. Various types of electric machines, including three-phase and single-phase induction machines or doubly fed machines, are addressed. Most of the chapters focus on modern control methods of induction-machine drives, such as vector and direct torque control. Among others, the book addresses sensorless control techniques, modulation strategies, parameter identification, artificial intelligence, operation under harsh or failure conditions, and modelling of electric or magnetic quantities in electric machines. Several chapters give an insight into the problem of minimizing losses in electric machines and increasing the overall energy efficiency of electric drives.

Dr. Miroslav Chomat

Miroslav Chomat obtained his M.S. degree in electrical power engineering from the Czech Technical University of Prague in 1988 and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Institute of Electrical Engineering of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in 1994. He is currently a senior researcher and the head of the Department of Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Electronics of the Institute of Thermomechanics ASCR. He is also an assistant professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague. His research interests include numerical modeling and control of electrical machines, drives, power units, and electronic converters.

Edited Books

  • New Applications of Electric Drives

    In the last few decades, electric drives have found their place in a considerable number of diverse applications. They are successfully replacing some other traditional types of drives owing to their better performance and excellent controllability. The introduction of electric drives is in most cases also beneficial from the ecological point of view as they are not directly dependent on fossil fuels and an increasing part of electric energy they consume is generated in renewable energy sources. This book focuses on applications of electric drives that emerged only recently and/or novel aspects that appear in them. Particular attention is given to using electric drives in vehicles, aircraft, non-road mobile machinery, and HVAC systems.

  • Electric Machines and Drives

    The subject of this book is an important and diverse field of electric machines and drives. The twelve chapters of the book written by renowned authors, both academics and practitioners, cover a large part of the field of electric machines and drives. Various types of electric machines, including three-phase and single-phase induction machines or doubly fed machines, are addressed. Most of the chapters focus on modern control methods of induction-machine drives, such as vector and direct torque control. Among others, the book addresses sensorless control techniques, modulation strategies, parameter identification, artificial intelligence, operation under harsh or failure conditions, and modelling of electric or magnetic quantities in electric machines. Several chapters give an insight into the problem of minimizing losses in electric machines and increasing the overall energy efficiency of electric drives.

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