Linear Synchronous Motors: Transportation and Automation Systems, Second Edition

Jacek F. Gieras, Zbigniew J. Piech, Bronislaw Tomczuk

© 2011 - CRC Press
Published August 25, 2011
Reference - 520 Pages - 311 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439842218 - CAT# K11972
Series: Electric Power Engineering Series

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  • Offers comprehensive coverage of all types of brushless linear synchronous motors as well as sensors and auxiliary equipment for linear motors
  • Provides ready-to-implement solutions to motion control problems
  • Explores applications of linear synchronous motors to building and factory transportation systems, production lines, gantry systems, factory automation systems, machine tools, and instruments
  • Discusses the physics of hard magnetic material and superconductors
  • Includes new chapters, new illustrative material, and more numerical examples
    • Takes a modern approach to design of linear synchronous motors, including the finite element method
    • Explores modern applications of linear synchronous motors (positioning stages, gantry systems, factory automation systems, maglev trains, elevators and more)
    • Covers special-purpose, large, high-speed and small linear synchronous motors
    • Numerical examples at the end of each chapter


    Considered to be the first book devoted to the subject, Linear Synchronous Motors: Transportation and Automation Systems, Second Edition evaluates the state of the art, demonstrating the technological innovations that are improving the design, construction, and performance of modern control systems. This new edition not only illustrates the development of linear synchronous motor drives, but it also discusses useful techniques for selecting a motor that will meet the specific requirements of linear electrical drives.

    New Features for the Second Edition:

    • Several updated and expanded sections, as well as two new chapters on FEM
    • Even more numerical examples, calculations, and mathematical models
    • Broadened target audience that includes researchers, scientists, students, and more

    Evaluating trends and practical techniques for achieving optimal system performance, the authors showcase ready-to-implement solutions for common roadblocks in this process. The book presents fundamental equations and calculations used to determine and evaluate system operation, efficiency, and reliability, with an exploration of modern computer-aided design of linear synchronous motors, including the finite element approach. It covers topics such as linear sensors and stepping motors, magnetic levitation systems, elevators, and factory automation systems. It also features case studies on flat PM, tubular PM, air-cored, and hybrid linear synchronous motors, as well as 3D finite element method analysis of tubular linear reluctance motors, and linear oscillatory actuators.

    With such an exceptional presentation of practical tools and conceptual illustrations, this volume is an especially powerful resource. It will benefit readers from all walks by providing numerical examples, models, guidelines, and diagrams to help develop a clear understanding of linear synchronous motor operations, characteristics, and much more.


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