Volume 1: Fundamentals and basic concepts
Electrical steels are critical components of magnetic cores used in applications ranging from large rotating machines, including energy generating equipment, and transformers to small instrument transformers and harmonic filters. Presented over two volumes, this comprehensive handbook provides full coverage of the state-of-the-art in electrical steels.
Volume 1 covers the fundamentals and basic concepts of electrical steels. Topics covered include soft magnetic materials; basic magnetic concepts; magnetic domains, energy minimisation and magnetostriction; methods of observing magnetic domains in electrical steels; electromagnetic induction; fundamentals of a.c. signals; losses and eddy currents in soft magnetic materials; rotational magnetisation and losses; anisotropy of iron and its alloys; magnetic circuits; the effect of mechanical stress on loss, permeability and magnetostriction; magnetic measurements on electrical steels; background to modern electrical steels; production of electrical steels; amorphous and nano-crystalline soft magnetic materials; nickel-iron, cobalt-iron and aluminium-iron alloys; consolidated iron powder and ferrite cores; and temperature and irradiation dependence of magnetic and mechanical properties of soft magnetic materials.
The companion Volume 2 describes performance and outlines applications.
About the Author
Anthony Moses is Emeritus Professor of Magnetics at Cardiff University, UK where he was previously Director of the Wolfson Centre for Magnetics. He has overseen numerous research projects and supervised over 100 postgraduate projects focused on the properties, characterisation and applications of soft magnetic materials.
Philip Anderson is a Senior Lecturer in the Magnetics and Materials Group at Cardiff University's School of Engineering, and is a member of the British and International Standards Committees on Magnetic Alloys and Steels.
Keith Jenkins worked at British Steel Electrical Steels Research Department, Orb Works for 35 years in various technical and research roles and recently became an honorary visiting professor at Cardiff University.
Hugh Stanbury was Technical Manager at Orb Electrical Steels, Cogent Power Ltd. He is Chair of the British Standards Institution Technical Committee for Magnetic Alloys and Steels and is a former Chair of the International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee 68 for Magnetic Alloys and Steels.