2007 Volume 127 Issue 3 Pages 217-225
The authors have reported a novel iron loss calculation method based on a loss-map of the magnetic materials. A distinctive feature of this method is that the iron loss on the inductors can easily be calculated in many kinds of converters. In this paper, a novel iron loss calculation method of the ac filter inductor on the PWM inverter by using the loss-map is described. This method enables to calculate the iron loss due to the dynamic minor loops by using the loss map and executing the easy circuit-simulation. The relation between the control method for the PWM inverter and the iron loss is discussed. Finally, the effectiveness of this method is verified through 500W experimental set-up.