J. Phys. IV France
Volume 08, Numéro PR2, June 1998
Soft Magnetic Materials 13
Page(s) Pr2-599 - Pr2-602
Soft Magnetic Materials 13

J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr2-599-Pr2-602

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19982138

A model for the prediction of performance of stress induced domain refinement techniques

J.A. Homewood1 and A.J. Moses2

1  European Electrical Steels Ltd., Orb Works, P.O. Box 30, Newport NP9 0XT, U.K.
2  Wolfson Centre for Magnetics Technology, School of Engineering, University of Wales, Cardiff, Newport Road, Cardiff CF2 1XH, U.K.

The paper explains a simple model to describe the improvement in loss of grain oriented electrical steel, obtained using a ball unit domain refinement technique. It is proposed that a model of similar form may be applied to other methods of stress induced domain refinement in an attempt to predict performance. Stress induced domain refinement creates regions of varying magnitudes of tensile and compressive stress which causes an increase in supplementary domains and refinement of the main bar domains. There is an optimum stress which gives the largest reduction in losses and a model formulated from basic magnetic tests is proposed to predict this.

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