Operation, Construction, and Functionality of Direct Current Machines

Operation, Construction, and Functionality of Direct Current Machines

Muhammad Amin (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan) and Mubashir Husain Rehmani (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 404
ISBN13: 9781466684416|ISBN10: 1466684410|EISBN13: 9781466684423|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8441-6


Direct current machines are a quickly evolving domain whose applications affect many aspects of modern life from computers and printers to toys, electric vehicles, and traction applications. As their many uses continue to grow, it has become apparent that understanding these machines is the key to understanding our future.

Operation, Construction, and Functionality of Direct Current Machines brings together many concepts, from the most basic working principles and construction of DC machines to more advanced topics such as electro-magnetism, armature reaction, parallel operations, and many more. Highlighting theoretical concepts and numerical problems, this book is an essential reference source for students, educators, and anyone interested in the field of electric machines.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Armature Reaction
  • Armature Windings
  • Characteristics of DC Generators
  • Commutation
  • DC Motor Functionality
  • Electromagnetism
  • Parallel Operation of DC Generators
  • Performance of DC Machines
  • Types of DC Generators

Reviews and Testimonials

In a textbook for a graduate course in such fields as electrical, mechanical, computer, and chemical engineering, Amin and Rehmani discuss direct current machines. They present the principles of operation, construction details, and functions of each part and each type, and describe the internal interaction of magnetic fields. Among their topics are the principle of a direct current generator, armature reaction, parallel operations of direct current generators, the performance of direct current machines, commutation, applications, and stepper motor.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Muhammad Amin is currently leading Department of Electrical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan. He has done PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, UET Taxila, Pakistan. He is actively involved in research and teaching. He got best teacher award in 2000 from HEC, Pakistan. He is an author of 12 books and more than 50 research papers in international and national journals and conferences. His current research interests are in Electrical Insulation, Electrical Power systems, and Smart Gird systems.
Mubashir Husain Rehmani is an Assistant Professor at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow at University of Paris Est, France in 2012. He received Ph.D. and M.S. from University of Paris VI and University of Paris XI, Paris, France in 2011 and 2008, respectively. He obtained B.E. from Mehran UET, Pakistan in 2004. His current research interests include Smart Gird, Cognitive Radio Networks, and Wireless Sensor Networks. He served in the TPC of ACM CoNEXT’13 SW, IEEE ICC’14, and IEEE IWCMC’13. He currently serves as a reviewer of IEEE JSAC, IEEE TWireless, IEEE TVT, Elsevier ComCom, and CAEE Journals. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE, Elsevier’s Computers and Electrical Engineering Journal and IEEE Access. He is also serving as a Guest Editor of Elsevier’s Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal, Elsevier’s Ad Hoc Networks Journal and Elsevier’s Computers and Electrical Engineering Journal.