Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a viscous-type frequency dependent scalar Preisach hysteresis model and to identify the model using measured data and nonlinear numerical field analysis. The hysteresis model must be fast and well applicable in electromagnetic field simulations. Design/methodology/approach – Iron parts of electrical machines are made of non-oriented isotropic ferromagnetic materials. The finite element method (FEM) is usually applied in the numerical field analysis and design of this equipment. The scalar Preisach hysteresis model has been implemented for the simulation of static and dynamic magnetic effects inside the ferromagnetic parts of different electrical equipment. Findings – The comparison between measured and simulated data using a toroidal core shows a good agreement. A modified nonlinear version of TEAM Problem No. 30.a is also shown to test the hysteresis model in the FEM procedure. Originality/value – The dynamic model is an extension of the static one; an extra magnetic field intensity term is added to the output of the static inverse model. This is a viscosity-type dynamic model. The fixed-point method with stable scheme has been realized to take frequency dependent anomalous losses into account in FEM. This scheme can be used efficiently in the frame of any potential formulations of Maxwell's equations.
COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering – Emerald Publishing
Published: Oct 28, 2014