This textbook offers a practical approach to electrical machines, featuring clear-cut explanations of fundamental principles, and attention to industrial practices in design and testing of electrical machines. The basic theory, principle of operation and characteristics of transformers, three-phase induction motors, single-phase induction motors, synchronous machines and dc machines are dealt with in Appendices to provide the background for the design of these machines.
The initial chapters of the book are devoted to basic parameters of design of electrical apparatus, characteristics of magnetic, electric and insulating materials, construction of electrical machines, and basic design requirements of magnetic and electrical circuits of machines. Detailed procedures for designing transformers, three-phase induction motors, single-phase induction motors, synchronous machines and dc machines are explained in a simple and logical way. Several sample designs have been wroked out in detail. Methods of carrying out various tests and maintaining test records are discussed in detail.
The use of computers in designing electrical machines has been illustrated. An exclusive chapter on special machines explains the basic theory and applications of stepper motors, rotating phase converters, pole amplitude modulated (PAM) motors, reluctance motors and energy efficient motors.
This book is intended for degree and diploma students of electrical engineering and professional examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India). It will be useful for electrical engineers in industry engaged in design, manufacture and testing of electrical machines.