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Iron Loss Prediction With PWM Supply Using Low- and High-Frequency Measurements: Analysis and Results Comparison

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3 Author(s)
Gmyrek, Z. ; Tech. Univ. of Lodz, Lodz ; Boglietti, A. ; Cavagnino, A.

In this paper, two different methods for iron loss prediction are analyzed. The first method is based on the classical separation of loss contributions (hysteresis, eddy-current, and excess losses). The model requires loss contribution separation using iron loss measurements with sinusoidal supply. In this paper, this method will be called the ldquolow-frequency method.rdquo The second method, named the ldquohigh-frequency method,rdquo is based on the assumption that, under pulsewidth modulation supply, the higher order flux density harmonics do not influence the magnetic work conditions. These magnetic conditions depend only on the amplitude of the fundamental harmonic of the flux density. In this paper, both the proposed methodologies and the related measurements are described in detail, and the obtained results are compared with the experimental ones. The experimental results show that both methods allow getting excellent results. The high-frequency method is better than the lower one but requires a more complex test bench. Depending on the accuracy required by the user, the more handy method can be chosen, with the guarantee that the estimation errors will be lower than 5%.

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Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:55 ,  Issue: 4 )