Interdependence of hysteresis and eddy-current losses in laminated magnetic cores of electrical machines

E. Dlala, A. Belahcen, J. Pippuri, A. Arkkio

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This paper investigates the interdependence of hysteresis and eddy-current losses in magnetic cores. Based on the results of a numerical model developed for the analysis, the magnetodynamic loss phenomena are found to be distinctly interdependent. Because of the effects of eddy currents on the flux distribution in the lamination depth, hysteresis and excess losses show a dependence on eddy currents, and hence, on the excitation frequency. Eddy-current and excess losses, on the other hand, are affected by the magnetic characteristics of the material where hysteresis plays the role of a damper. An application of the model to a rotating electrical machine has showed that the interdependence between the losses is quite significant.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5393117
Pages (from-to)306-309
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



  • Core losses
  • Eddy currents
  • Electrical machines
  • Finite elements
  • Magnetic hysteresis
  • Rotational field
  • Vector Preisach model

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