Core loss behavior in high frequency high power transformers—II: Arbitrary excitation
Journal article, 2012
High frequency high power transformers used in power electronic converters are frequently subjected to non-sinusoidal excitations. The main purpose of this paper is to study the effects of some general arbitrary waveforms on magnetic core loss in these transformers. First, using well-known empirical equations, general expressions were derived based on the parameters of the waveforms. Second, the impacts of different orders of voltage harmonics were investigated. Finally, capabilities of nanocrystalline and amorphous magnetic materials were compared. It is shown that the loss inside the core is highly sensitive to the rise time and duty cycle of trapezoidal and rectangular waveforms, respectively. Furthermore, although amorphous materials have higher saturation flux density, the total core loss inside the transformer designed using nanocrystalline material is considerably lower than the similar transformer with amorphous materials.
finite element analysis