Additive manufacturing of shaped profile windings for minimal AC loss in gapped inductors

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Abstract

Wound components typically represent approximately 50 % of the total mass of a power converter, consequently minimising the mass and volume of transformers and filter inductors is an important challenge in the design of compact power dense converters in transport and other demanding applications. The research described in this paper contributes to a body of work investigating design tools and new manufacturing processes aimed at reducing the mass and volume of wound components. In this instance, the design and manufacture of minimal AC loss shaped profile windings using metal additive manufacturing is explored. A prototype inductor is manufactured and experimentally tested to demonstrate the advantages of shaped windings for AC loss reduction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC 2017)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509042814
ISBN (Print)9781509042821
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2017
Event2017 International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC 2017) - Miami, United States
Duration: 21 May 201724 May 2017

Conference

Conference2017 International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC 2017)
CountryUnited States
CityMiami
Period21/05/1724/05/17

Keywords

  • AC loss
  • wound passive component
  • additive manufacturing
  • copper

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