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Materials 2014, 7(8), 5454-5469; doi:10.3390/ma7085454

Nonlinear Modeling of E-Type Ferrite Inductors Using Finite Element Analysis in 2D

Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica, Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avda. de la Universidad, 30, 28911 Leganés (Madrid), Spain
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Received: 5 June 2014 / Revised: 17 July 2014 / Accepted: 21 July 2014 / Published: 25 July 2014
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Abstract

We present here a modeling procedure for inductors with an E-shaped ferrite core valid for calculating the inductance of an equivalent circuit from the linear operating region to the saturation region. The procedure was developed using Finite Elements in 2D. We demonstrate that using a 2D section of the real core the results obtained are similar to the real ones, which solves the problem of convergence that appeared when E type cores were simulated in 3D, while also saving computational cost. We also discuss the effect of the gap-thickness on the magnetic properties. The data obtained by simulation are compared with experimental results. View Full-Text
Keywords: ferrite inductors; Finite Element Analysis (FEA); saturation effect; MnZn ferrites ferrite inductors; Finite Element Analysis (FEA); saturation effect; MnZn ferrites
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Salas, R.A.; Pleite, J. Nonlinear Modeling of E-Type Ferrite Inductors Using Finite Element Analysis in 2D. Materials 2014, 7, 5454-5469.

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