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Introduction to AC Machine Design

ISBN: 978-1-119-35216-7
544 pages
October 2017, Wiley-IEEE Press
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The only book on the market that emphasizes machine design beyond the basic principles of AC and DC machine behavior

AC electrical machine design is a key skill set for developing competitive electric motors and generators for applications in industry, aerospace, and defense. This book presents a thorough treatment of AC machine design, starting from basic electromagnetic principles and continuing through the various design aspects of an induction machine. Introduction to AC Machine Design includes one chapter each on the design of permanent magnet machines, synchronous machines, and thermal design. It also offers a basic treatment of the use of finite elements to compute the magnetic field within a machine without interfering with the initial comprehension of the core subject matter.

Based on the author’s notes, as well as after years of classroom instruction, Introduction to AC Machine Design:

  • Brings to light more advanced principles of machine design—not just the basic principles of AC and DC machine behavior
  • Introduces electrical machine design to neophytes while also being a resource for experienced designers
  • Fully examines AC machine design, beginning with basic electromagnetic principles 
  • Covers the many facets of the induction machine design

Introduction to AC Machine Design is an important text for graduate school students studying the design of electrical machinery, and it will be of great interest to manufacturers of electrical machinery.

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Author Information

THOMAS A. LIPO, PhD is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also a Research Professor at Florida State University. He has published over 700 technical papers as well as 52 patents, 5 books, and 8 book chapters. Dr. Lipo is a Life Fellow of IEEE, and recipient of the IEEE Medal in Power Engineering. He previously co-published Pulse Width Modulation for Power Converters: Principles and Practice with Wiley-IEEE Press.

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