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Scaling algorithms in modelling of power loss in soft magnetic composites

Mariusz Najgebauer (Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland)
Jan Szczyglowski (Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland)
Barbara Slusarek (Tele and Radio Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland)
Marek Przybylski (Tele and Radio Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland)

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine scaling algorithms in the description and modelling of power loss in soft magnetic composites (SMCs).

Design/methodology/approach

Three scaling algorithms are examined to determine the most appropriate description of power loss in magnetic composites. The scaling coefficients are estimated in such a way that all measurement data should be collapsed onto a single curve, given in the scaled coordinates. The coefficient estimation is based on a non-linear optimization using the generalized reduced gradient method. The obtained formulae are then used in the power loss modelling.

Findings

It is revealed that only two-component formulae are suitable for the scaling analysis of power loss because these allow obtaining of the collapse of measurement data.

Research limitations/implications

This study considers just one type of SMC (Somaloy 700). Further research will be devoted to the verification of the scaling approach to the power loss modelling for other types of magnetic composites.

Practical implications

The power loss is a basic property of soft magnetic materials, which determines their practical applications. The scaling approach to the power loss modelling gives quite simple models that require a reduced number of measurement data to estimate coefficients.

Originality/value

The scaling algorithms can be a useful tool in the analysis and designing of magnetic circuits made of SMCs.

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Citation

Najgebauer, M., Szczyglowski, J., Slusarek, B. and Przybylski, M. (2019), "Scaling algorithms in modelling of power loss in soft magnetic composites", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 38 No. 4, pp. 1064-1074. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-10-2018-0412

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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