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Comparison of different vector Preisach models for the simulation of ferromagnetic materials

Michael Nierla (Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany)
Michael Loeffler (Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany)
Manfred Kaltenbacher (Institute of Mechanics and Mechatronics, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria)
Stefan Johann Rupitsch (Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany)

COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering

ISSN: 0332-1649

Article publication date: 8 August 2019

Issue publication date: 21 October 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The numerical computation of magnetization processes in moving and rotating assemblies requires the usage of vector hysteresis models. A commonly used model is the so-called Mayergoyz vector Preisach model, which applies the scalar Preisach model into multiple angles of the halfspace. The usage of several scalar models, which are optionally weighted differently, enables the description of isotropic as well as anisotropic materials. The flexibility is achieved, however, at the cost of multiple scalar model evaluations. For solely isotropic materials, two vector Preisach models, based on an extra rotational operator, might offer a lightweight alternative in terms of evaluation cost. The study aims at comparing the three mentioned models with respect to computational efficiency and practical applicability.

Design/methodology/approach

The three mentioned vector Preisach models are compared with respect to their computational costs and their representation of magnetic polarization curves measured by a vector vibrating sample magnetometer.

Findings

The results prove the applicability of all three models to practical scenarios and show the higher efficiency of the vector models based on rotational operators in terms of computational time.

Originality/value

Although the two vector Preisach models, based on an extra rotational operator, have been proposed in 2012 and 2015, their practical application and inversion has not been tested yet. This paper not only shows the usability of these particular vector Preisach models but also proves the efficiency of a special stageless evaluation approach that was proposed in a former contribution.

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Citation

Nierla, M., Loeffler, M., Kaltenbacher, M. and Rupitsch, S.J. (2019), "Comparison of different vector Preisach models for the simulation of ferromagnetic materials", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 38 No. 5, pp. 1696-1710. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-12-2018-0494

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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