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LabVIEW for Electric Circuits, Machines, Drives, and Laboratories


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(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with References.)


1. Introduction.
Some Features of Virtual Instruments. Hardware Suggestions.

2. Basic Definitions and DC Circuits.
Periodic Waveforms, and Average and RMS Values. Periodic Waveforms and Harmonics. DC Circuits. Thevenin's and Norton's Equivalent Circuits.

3. AC Circuits.
Fundamental Definitions. AC Circuit Analysis. Power and Power Triangles in AC Circuits. Power Factor Correction. Star-Delta and Delta-Star Conversion in Three-Phase AC Circuits. Voltage and Currents in Star- and Delta-Connected Loads. Voltage and Current Phasors in Three-Phase Systems. Power in Three-Phase AC Circuits. Three-Phase Power Measurement and Data Logging.

4. Magnetic Circuits and Measurements.
Background Information. Analysis of Magnetic Circuits. BH Characteristics and Losses. Measuring Magnetization Characteristics.

5. Electric Machines Laboratory.
Introduction. Determining Moment of Inertia. Losses in DC Motors. Electromechanical Device Experiment. Tests for AC Circuits. Transformer Test. Asynchronous (Induction) Motor Text. Synchronization Observer. Synchronous Machine Test.

6. Introduction to Power Electronics Circuits.
Diode Conduction. SCR Conduction. Three-Phase Half-Way Diode Rectifier. Single-Phase AC Chopper. Cycloconverters. PWM and Single-Phase Inverter (H-Bridge) Control Methods.

7. Simulation of Electrical Machines and Systems.
Rotating Field Simulation in AC Machines. Dynamic Simulation of Three-Phase Induction (Asynchronous) Motor. Dynamic Simulation of Brushless Permanent Magnet AC Motor Drives. Dynamic Simulation of Direct Current Motors. Simulation of Stepper Motors. Steering and Control of Four-Wheel Direct-Drive Electric Vehicles. Fault-Tolerant Motor Drive for Critical Applications.

8. Real-Time Control of Electrical Machines.
DC Motor Control. Stepper Motor Control. Brushless Trapezoidal PM Motor Control. Starting Wound-Rotor Asynchronous Motors. Switched Reluctance Motor Control.



About the Author.

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Master electric circuits, machines, devices, and power electronics hands on-without expensive equipment. In LabVIEW for Electric Circuits, Machines, Drives, and Laboratories Dr. Nesimi Ertugrul uses custom-written LabVIEW Virtual Instruments to illuminate the analysis and operation of a wide range of AC and DC circuits, electrical machines, and drives-including high-voltage/current/power applications covered in no other book. Includes detailed background, VI panels, lab practices, hardware information, and self-study questions - everything you need to achieve true mastery.

About the Author

NESIMI ERTUGRUL is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, where he specializes in the development of interactive computer-based teaching/learning systems involving object-oriented programming and data acquisition. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Dr. Ertugrul is a Member of IEEE and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for the International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE). He coordinated and edited two special issues on LabVIEW Applications in Engineering Education, and on Remote Access and Distance Learning Laboratories for IJEE.

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