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Eddy-current formulation for constructing transmission-line models for machine windings * **

  • H. De Gersem (a1), O. Henze (a2), T. Weiland (a2) and A. Binder (a3)


In this paper, an eddy-current formulation is used to determine the transmission-line parameters of a machine winding. It is shown that this formulation covers a broader frequency range than the commonly used low-frequency magnetostatic and high-frequency magnetodynamic approximations. The eddy-current formulation, however, suffers from large computation times and may lead to severe inaccuracies if the finite-element mesh does not resolve the skin depth, a modelling concern that does not exist for the traditional formulations. The three finite-element models are compared according to the accuracy of the resulting transmission-line model applied to the winding of a permanent-magnet synchronous machine.


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This article has been submitted as part of “NUMELEC 2008 – 6e Conférence Européenne sur les Méthodes Numériques en Électromagnétisme”, 8–10 December 2008, Liège


This work has been carried out in the collaborative research group (Forschergruppe 575) “High-frequency parasitic effects in inverter-fed electrical drives” funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).



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Eddy-current formulation for constructing transmission-line models for machine windings * **

  • H. De Gersem (a1), O. Henze (a2), T. Weiland (a2) and A. Binder (a3)


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