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A homogenization technique of a laminated core taking account of the eddy currents in the steel plates by combining a three-dimensional (3-D) solid core model with a one-dimensional (1-D) steel plate model has already been proposed. In this paper, to apply the proposed technique to a motor core, in which flux rotates, the 1-D eddy current analysis of the steel plate is expanded to a 3-D analysis. The proposed method is applied to a simple laminated core model under the rotational flux in the linear analysis. Then, the eddy current loss obtained from the developed method is compared with those obtained by the homogeneous solid core model with 1-D steel plate model and the real laminated core model. It is shown that error occurs by neglecting the edge of the model but the accuracy is much improved in the eddy current loss calculated by using the proposed method.