Electric Drive Design - White Paper
Electric drives are found in all areas of transportation and industrial automation and cover power ranges from fractional to thousands of horsepower and beyond. Design of components of electric drives systems or the even more challenging task of designing sub-systems or systems belonging to the electric drive applications area is of great interest to many electrical engineers. The main reason for this interest is the current trend for electromechanical energy converters to replace traditional hydraulic systems and, more generally, mechanical systems. This trend will continue and even accelerate due to significant benefits of weight and cost reduction, increased reliability of electrical systems, and convenient control and automation via electric and electronic means.