Electrical Engineer's Reference Book, 16th Edition

Book description

For ease of use, this edition has been divided into the following subject sections: general principles; materials and processes; control, power electronics and drives; environment; power generation; transmission and distribution; power systems; sectors of electricity use.

New chapters and major revisions include: industrial instrumentation; digital control systems; programmable controllers; electronic power conversion; environmental control; hazardous area technology; electromagnetic compatibility; alternative energy sources; alternating current generators; electromagnetic transients; power system planning; reactive power plant and FACTS controllers; electricity economics and trading; power quality.

*An essential source of techniques, data and principles for all practising electrical engineers
*Written by an international team of experts from engineering companies and universities
*Includes a major new section on control systems, PLCs and microprocessors

Table of contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Important notice
  5. Copyright
  6. Preface
  7. Inside Front Cover
  8. Section A: General Principles
    1. Chapter 1: Units, Mathematics and Physical Quantities
    2. Chapter 2: Electrotechnology
    3. Chapter 3: Network Analysis
  9. Section B: Materials & Processes
    1. Chapter 4: Fundamental Properties of Materials
    2. Chapter 5: Conductors and Superconductors
    3. Chapter 6: Semiconductor, Thick and Thin-Film Microcircuits
    4. Chapter 7: Insulation
    5. Chapter 8: Magnetic Materials
    6. Chapter 9: Electroheat and Materials Processing
    7. Chapter 10: Welding and Soldering
  10. Section C: Control
    1. Chapter 11: Electrical Measurement
    2. Chapter 12: Industrial Instrumentation
    3. Chapter 13: Control Systems
    4. Chapter 14: Digital Control Systems
    5. Chapter 15: Microprocessors
    6. Chapter 16: Programmable Controllers
  11. Section D: Power Electronics and Drives
    1. Chapter 17: Power Semiconductor Devices
    2. Chapter 18: Electronic Power Conversion
    3. Chapter 19: Electrical Machine Drives
    4. Chapter 20: Motors and Actuators
  12. Section E: Environment
    1. Chapter 21: Lighting
    2. Chapter 22: Environmental Control
    3. Chapter 23: Electromagnetic Compatibility
    4. Chapter 24: Health and Safety
    5. Chapter 25: Hazardous Area Technology
  13. Section F: Power Generation
    1. Chapter 26: Prime Movers
    2. Chapter 27: Alternative Energy Sources
    3. Chapter 28: Alternating Current Generators
    4. Chapter 29: Batteries
  14. Section G: Transmission and Distribution
    1. Chapter 30: Overhead Lines
    2. Chapter 31: Cables
    3. Chapter 32: HVDC
    4. Chapter 33: Power Transformers
    5. Chapter 34: Switchgear
    6. Chapter 35: Protection
    7. Chapter 36: Electromagnetic Transients
    8. Chapter 37: Optical Fibres in Power Systems
    9. Chapter 38: Installation
  15. Section H: Power Systems
    1. Chapter 39: Power System Planning
    2. Chapter 40: Power System Operation and Control
    3. Chapter 41: Reactive Power Plant and FACTS Controllers
    4. Chapter 42: Electricity Economics and Trading
    5. Chapter 43: Power Quality
  16. Section I: Sectors of Electricity Use
    1. Chapter 44: Road Transport
    2. Chapter 45: Railways
    3. Chapter 46: Ships
    4. Chapter 47: Aircraft
    5. Chapter 48: Mining Applications
    6. Chapter 49: Standards and Certification
  17. Index

Product information

  • Title: Electrical Engineer's Reference Book, 16th Edition
  • Author(s): M. A. Laughton, D.F. Warne
  • Release date: September 2002
  • Publisher(s): Newnes
  • ISBN: 9780080523545