In the field of electrical machines, the actual research activities mainly focus on improving the energetic aspects; for this reason, new magnetic materials are currently investigated and proposed, supporting the design and production of magnetic cores. The innovative aspects are related to both hard and soft magnetic materials. In the case of permanent magnets, the use of NdFeB bonded magnets represents a good solution in place of ferrites. For what concerns the soft magnetic materials, the adoption of Soft Magnetic Composites (SMCs) cores permits significant advantages compared to the laminated sheets, such as complex geometries and reduced eddy currents losses. SMC materials are ferromagnetic grains covered with an insulating layer that can be of an organic or inorganic type. The proposed study focuses on the impact of the particle size and distribution on the final material properties. The original powder was cut into three different fractions, and different combinations have been prepared, varying the fractions percentages. The magnetic and energetic properties have been evaluated in different frequency ranges, thus ranking the best combinations. The best specimens were then tested to evaluate the mechanical performances. The preliminary results are promising, but deeper analysis and tests are required to refine the selection and evaluate the improvements against the original composition taken as a reference.
|Titolo:||The effect of particle size on the core losses of soft magnetic composites|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1063/1.5080079|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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