The losses incurred in ferromagnetic materials under PWM excitations must be predicted accurately to optimize the design of modern electrical machines. The purpose of this paper is to employ mathematical hysteresis models (i.e. classical Preisach model) to predict iron losses in electrical steels under PWM excitation without compromising the computational complexity of the model.
In this paper, a novel approach based on the dynamic inverse Preisach model is proposed to model the iron losses. The PWM magnetic flux density waveform is decomposed into its harmonic component using Fourier series and a weighted Everett function is computed based on these harmonic components. The Preisach model is applied for the given flux waveform and results are validated against the measurements.
The paper predicts the total iron loss by computing a weighted Everett function based on the harmonics present in PWM waveform. Moreover, it formulates the possibility of utilizing the classical Preisach model to predict iron losses under PWM excitation.
The approach is still limited in terms of its application at high frequencies. This work may eventually lead toward the accurate prediction of iron loss under PWM excitation in electromagnetic machine design.
The paper provides a simple approach applying the Preisach model for the prediction of iron losses under PWM excitation. The proposed approach does not require additional experimental data beyond B-H loops measured under sinusoidal excitation.
A novel approach is presented to incorporate the frequency dependence into a static inverse Preisach model. The approach extends the ability of the static Preisach model to compute total iron loss under PWM excitation using a weighted Everett function.
This work was supported in part by Automotive Partnership Canada under Grant APCDPJ 418901-11 and in part by the National Science and Engineering Research Commission of Canada.
Hussain, S. and Lowther, D. (2016), "The prediction of iron losses under PWM excitation using the classical Preisach model", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 35 No. 6, pp. 1996-2006. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-03-2016-0126Download as .RIS
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