Switch-mode power supplies (SMPSs) are widely exploited to interface electrical energy sources to motors and other electrical loads. Inductors are usually the biggest and heaviest components in SMPSs, limiting their overall power density. Therefore, there is an increasing interest in designing SMPSs with partially saturating inductors, because this significantly reduces their weight and size, thus increasing power density. This paper provides a review of nonlinear behavioral models (based on easy-to-measure quantities) of the inductance, power loss, and temperature rise of inductors working, at least partially, in magnetic saturation. This survey discusses the pros, cons, and ranges of validity of these models, with a glimpse at their application to SMPS simulation, design, monitoring, and control.

Nonlinear models of power inductors: A survey

Oliveri A.;Lodi M.;Storace M.
2022-01-01

Abstract

Switch-mode power supplies (SMPSs) are widely exploited to interface electrical energy sources to motors and other electrical loads. Inductors are usually the biggest and heaviest components in SMPSs, limiting their overall power density. Therefore, there is an increasing interest in designing SMPSs with partially saturating inductors, because this significantly reduces their weight and size, thus increasing power density. This paper provides a review of nonlinear behavioral models (based on easy-to-measure quantities) of the inductance, power loss, and temperature rise of inductors working, at least partially, in magnetic saturation. This survey discusses the pros, cons, and ranges of validity of these models, with a glimpse at their application to SMPS simulation, design, monitoring, and control.
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