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Temperature-dependent hysteresis model for soft magnetic materials

Maria Roberta Longhitano (Laboratoire Ampère, École Centrale de Lyon, Lyon, France)
Fabien Sixdenier (Laboratoire Ampère, École Centrale de Lyon, Lyon, France and CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France)
Riccardo Scorretti (Laboratoire Ampère, École Centrale de Lyon, Lyon, France and CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France)
Laurent Krähenbühl (Laboratoire Ampère, École Centrale de Lyon, Lyon, France and CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France)
Christophe Geuzaine (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium)

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

ISSN: 0332-1649

Article publication date: 30 July 2019

Issue publication date: 21 October 2019

Abstract

Purpose

To understand the behavior of the magnetization processes in ferromagnetic materials in function of temperature, a temperature-dependent hysteresis model is necessary. This study aims to investigate how temperature can be accounted for in the energy-based hysteresis model, via an appropriate parameter identification and interpolation procedure.

Design/methodology/approach

The hysteresis model used for simulating the material response is energy-consistent and relies on thermodynamic principles. The material parameters have been identified by unidirectional alternating measurements, and the model has been tested for both simple and complex excitation waveforms. Measurements and simulations have been performed on a soft ferrite toroidal sample characterized in a wide temperature range.

Findings

The analysis shows that the model is able to represent accurately arbitrary excitation waveforms in function of temperature. The identification method used to determine the model parameters has proven its robustness: starting from simple excitation waveforms, the complex ones can be simulated precisely.

Research limitations/implications

As parameters vary depending on temperature, a new parameter variation law in function of temperature has been proposed.

Practical implications

A complete static hysteresis model able to take the temperature into account is now available. The identification is quite simple and requires very few measurements at different temperatures.

Originality/value

The results suggest that it is possible to predict magnetization curves within the measured range, starting from a reduced set of measured data.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the Walloon Region of Belgium under grant PIT 7706 Traction 2020.

Citation

Longhitano, M.R., Sixdenier, F., Scorretti, R., Krähenbühl, L. and Geuzaine, C. (2019), "Temperature-dependent hysteresis model for soft magnetic materials", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 38 No. 5, pp. 1595-1613. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-12-2018-0535

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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