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Comparison of static hysteresis models subject to arbitrary magnetization waveforms

Martin Petrun (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia)
Simon Steentjes (Institute of Electrical Machines, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
Kay Hameyer (Institute of Electrical Machines, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany)
Drago Dolinar (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia)

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to compare different static history-independent hysteresis models (mathematical-, behavioural- and physical-based ones) and a history-dependent hysteresis model in terms of parameter identification effort and accuracy.

Design/methodology/approach

The discussed models were tested for distorted-excitation waveforms to explore their predictions of complex magnetization curves. Static hysteresis models were evaluated by comparing the calculated and measured major and minor static hysteresis loops.

Findings

The analysis shows that the resulting accuracy of the different hysteresis models is strongly dependent on the excitation waveform, i.e. smooth excitations, distorted flux waveforms, transients or steady-state regimes. Obtained results show significant differences between predictions of discussed static hysteresis models.

Research limitations/implications

The general aim was to identify the models on a very basic and limited set of measured data, i.e. if possible using only the measured major static loop of the material. The quasi-static major hysteresis loop was measured at Bmax = 1.5 T.

Practical/implications

The presented analysis allows selection of the most-suited hysteresis model for the sought-for application and appraisal of the individual limitations.

Originality/value

The presented analysis shows differences in intrinsic mechanisms to predict magnetization curves of the majority of the well-known static hysteresis models. The results are essential when selecting the most-suited hysteresis model for a specific application.

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Citation

Petrun, M., Steentjes, S., Hameyer, K. and Dolinar, D. (2017), "Comparison of static hysteresis models subject to arbitrary magnetization waveforms", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 36 No. 3, pp. 774-790. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-09-2016-0424

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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