J. Phys. IV France
Volume 08, Numéro PR2, June 1998
Soft Magnetic Materials 13
Page(s) Pr2-733 - Pr2-736
Soft Magnetic Materials 13

J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr2-733-Pr2-736

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19982171

Sputtered search coils for flux distribution analyses in laminated magnetic cores

A. Ilo1, H. Pfützner1, H. Bangert2 and Ch. Eisenmenger-Sittner2

1  Institute of Fundamentals and Theory of Electrotechnics, Bioelectricity and Magnetism Laboratory, University of Technology, Gusshausstr. 27/351, 1040 Vienna, Austria
2  Institute of Applied and Technical Physics, University of Technology, Gusshausstr. 27/351, 1040 Vienna, Austria

Localised regions in a transformer core, such as joints, are well known to have distorted magnetisation waveforms. Earlier, 30-100µm thick search coil wires have been introduced in the joint regions to investigate the nature of flux distributions which show high relevance for the core's power losses. This thickness exceeds considerably the typical interlaminar spacing of some µm, thus affecting the interesting distribution of flux. In the present work such artifacts were overcome by means of only 1µm thick copper search coils sputtered on lamination surfaces. Crucial problems of galvanic contacts between the search coils and the SiFe material were met by 0.25 µm thick SiO2 depositions prior to sputtering. Practical applications were performed on a linearized model of a transformer joint region. The relevance of results was checked numerically using 2D finite element method. The results show that the take-over of flux may arise in a locally most concentrated way, i.e. in sheet end regions of less than 1 mm length. Air gap bridging sheet regions prove to be strongly saturated, with induction values up to 2.6 T.

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