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Effective Permeability of Multi Air Gap Ferrite Core 3-Phase Medium Frequency Transformer in Isolated DC-DC Converters

Abstract

The magnetizing inductance of the medium frequency transformer (MFT) impacts the performance of the isolated dc-dc power converters. The ferrite material is considered for high power transformers but it requires an assembly of type “I” cores resulting in a multi air gap structure of the magnetic core. The authors claim that the multiple air gaps are randomly distributed and that the average air gap length is unpredictable at the industrial design stage. As a consequence, the required effective magnetic permeability and the magnetizing inductance are difficult to achieve within reasonable error margins. This article presents the measurements of the equivalent B(H) and the equivalent magnetic permeability of two three-phase MFT prototypes. The measured equivalent B(H) is used in an FEM simulation and compared against a no load test of a 100 kW isolated dc-dc converter showing a good fit within a 10% error. Further analysis leads to the demonstration that the equivalent magnetic permeability and the average air gap length are nonlinear functions of the number of air gaps. The proposed exponential scaling function enables rapid estimation of the magnetizing inductance based on the ferrite material datasheet only.

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Category:
Articles
Type:
artykuły w czasopismach
Published in:
ENERGIES no. 13, pages 1 - 21,
ISSN: 1996-1073
Language:
English
Publication year:
2020
Bibliographic description:
Dworakowski P., Wilk A., Michna M., Lefebvre B., Sixdenier F., Mermet-Guyennet M.: Effective Permeability of Multi Air Gap Ferrite Core 3-Phase Medium Frequency Transformer in Isolated DC-DC Converters// ENERGIES -Vol. 13,iss. 6 (2020), s.1-21
DOI:
Digital Object Identifier (open in new tab) 10.3390/en13061352
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Gdańsk University of Technology

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