Electric Machines and Drives: Principles, Control, Modeling, and Simulation

Shaahin Filizadeh

February 20, 2013 by CRC Press
Reference - 237 Pages - 141 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439858073 - CAT# K12709


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  • Provides a clear, concise presentation with outstanding visual content
  • Highlights the importance to physics of electric machines
  • Maintains balance between mathematical rigor and physical insight
  • Presents methods for computer simulation of machine and drive systems
  • Covers drive principles separately from their power electronic implementation
  • Includes numerous simulation cases and an entirely novel chapter on simulation-based optimal design
  • Covers conventional as well as high-performance drive schemes and modern application areas


Electric machines have a ubiquitous presence in our modern daily lives, from the generators that supply electricity to motors of all sizes that power countless applications. Providing a balanced treatment of the subject, Electric Machines and Drives: Principles, Control, Modeling, and Simulation takes a ground-up approach that emphasizes fundamental principles. The author carefully deploys physical insight, mathematical rigor, and computer simulation to clearly and effectively present electric machines and drive systems.

Detailing the fundamental principles that govern electric machines and drives systems, this book:

  • Describes the laws of induction and interaction and demonstrates their fundamental roles with numerous examples
  • Explores dc machines and their principles of operation
  • Discusses a simple dynamic model used to develop speed and torque control strategies
  • Presents modeling, steady state based drives, and high-performance drives for induction machines, highlighting the underlying physics of the machine
  • Includes coverage of modeling and high performance control of permanent magnet synchronous machines
  • Highlights the elements of power electronics used in electric drive systems
  • Examines simulation-based optimal design and numerical simulation of dynamical systems

Suitable for a one semester class at the senior undergraduate or a graduate level, the text supplies simulation cases that can be used as a base and can be supplemented through simulation assignments and small projects. It includes end-of-chapter problems designed to pick up on the points presented in chapters and develop them further or introduce additional aspects. The book provides an understanding of the fundamental laws of physics upon which electric machines operate, allowing students to master the mathematical skills that their modeling and analysis requires.

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