Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Electronics Information (ICACSEI 2013)

Teaching and researching power electronics with the help of Finite Element Analysis

Authors
Rosa Ana Salas, Jorge Pleite
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Rosa Ana Salas
Available Online August 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icacsei.2013.128How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Power electronics, Research in education, Ferrite cores, Finite Element Analysis.
Abstract
Ferrite inductors are widely used in the field of power electronics, a subject included in various curricula in the universities both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. These inductors are difficult to model due to the wide variety of shapes, number of turns, and the nonlinear behavior of the core that exhibit saturation, hysteresis and power losses. For this reason, it is necessary to resort to numerical methods such as Finite Element Analysis. In this paper we give some guidelines and recommendations for students to correctly use Finite Element programs for modeling inductors with different shapes. We give a vision of the modeling procedure of inductors including the simplifications that students should make in the 3D inductor model to achieve convergence and the assigning of materials as well as boundary and meshing conditions. Finally, we show representative results of the procedure.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Electronics Information (ICACSEI 2013)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
August 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-74-1
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icacsei.2013.128How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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