J. Phys. IV France
Volume 08, Numéro PR2, June 1998
Soft Magnetic Materials 13
Page(s) Pr2-591 - Pr2-594
Soft Magnetic Materials 13

J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr2-591-Pr2-594

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19982136

Relevance of magnetostatic forces for transformer core vibrations

B. Weiser and H. Pfützner

Institute of Fundamentals and Theory of Electrotechnics, Bioelectricity and Magnetism Laboratory, University of Technology, Gusshausstrasse 27/351, 1040 Vienna, Austria

Recently, increased attempts are made to attain a better understanding of transformer core noise which is generated by core vibrations. A base value of noise results from magnetostriction. However, a second mechanism is given by magnetic forces which arise throughout the core. From recent work on model cores, we conclude that a predominant role is given by interlaminar forces which cause primary sources of vibrations due to statistically distributed freedom of sheet ends. Through propagation, these inner sources contribute to vibration patterns of all surface points of the core. With effective clamping, multi-step-lap assembling of joints reduces the resulting noise levels, even if air gaps exist in overlap regions of the joints.

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