Induction and Synchronous Machines, 1/e

Induction and Synchronous Machines, 1/e

Authors : K Murugesh Kumar

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About the Author

K Murugesh Kumar :- K Murugesh Kumar is currently, the Principal, Sri Krishna Engineering College, Chennai. Prior to this, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He has over 22 years of teaching experience and has authored several books, some of which are, Basic Electrical Science and Technology, DC Machines and Transformers, Induction and Synchronous Machines. Dr Kumar has also worked as a consultant in the areas of Design and Testing of Electric Machines and in testing of Electrical Instruments for the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

About the Book

This book is a sequel to the author’s DC Machines & Transformers. Comprehensive, lucid and student-friendly, it adopts a self-study approach and is aimed at demystifying the subject for students who consider ‘Electric Machines’ too tough. The book covers Induction Machines in 8 chapters and Synchronous Machines in 9 chapters.


    Part I: Induction Machines - Three-phase Induction Machines— Constructional Details
  • Principle of Operation
  • Losses and Efficiency
  • Equivalent Circuit of Three-phase Induction Motor
  • Testing and Performance Prediction
  • Miscellaneous Topics on Three Phase Induction Machines
  • Control of Three-phase Induction Motors
  • Single-phase Induction Motors

    Part II: Synchronous Machines - Constructional Features of Synchronous Machines
  • Load Characteristics of Alternators
  • Predetermination of Voltage Regulation
  • Parallel Operation of Alternators
  • Operation on Infinite Bus-bars
  • Synchronous Motors
  • Hunting of Synchronous machines
  • Circle Diagram of Synchronous machines
  • Two Reaction Theory

Key Features

  • Systematic presentation of concepts
  • Simple language
  • 185 illustrations wherever appropriate to supplement text
  • 139 worked out examples
  • 342 review questions
  • 126 unsolved exercises with answers at the end of all chapters