The book presents practical aspects related to the measurement of rotational power loss in soft magnetic materials. The book furthermore focuses on practical aspects of performing such measurements, the associated difficulties as well as solutions to the most common problems. Numerous practical aspects, hands-on experience, and most commonly encountered pitfalls are heavily discussed in the book. The text begins with introduction to magnetism, then follows with definitions of measurement methods of rotational power loss from physical viewpoint. Two chapters describe and detail the various sensors which can be employed for such measurements as well as all the aspects of designing, making, and using a magnetising apparatus. A synthesis of the likely optimal design of a magnetising apparatus is also given, preceded with the full reasoning based on all the research carried out to date. Characterisation of Soft Magnetic Materials Under Rotational Magnetisation serves as an excellent starting point for any student having to perform magnetic measurements under rotational magnetisation, but also under 1D, 2D or 3D excitation. Because the methods, sensors, and apparatus are extensively discussed it will also be a great reference for more senior researchers and experts in the field. There is a whole chapter devoted to analysis of measurement uncertainty. This subject is rarely published for magnetic measurements, which makes it more difficult for all researchers to understand the concepts and methodology used in uncertainty estimation. This chapter not only introduces the whole subject, but also provides multiple step-by-step examples which can be easily followed, from very simple cases to much more complex ones. All equations are presented with full SI units which greatly helps in practical application of the presented methodology. Each chapter is written in such a way that it can be studied on its own, so that the reader can focus only on the specific aspects, as
Table of Contents
Introduction. Principles of Rotational Power Measurement. Sensors and Sensing Techniques. Measurement Apparatus. Measurement Uncertainty. Examples of Measurement Apparatus. Examples of Measured Data. Derivation of Equation. References and Literature.
Stan Zurek completed his MSc degree at Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland in 2000. In 2008 he joined Megger Instruments Ltd where he currently holds the position of Manager of Magnetic Development and continues to pursue the topic of rotational power loss measurement. He has been a member of IEEE Magnetics Society for over 10 years, and became a IEEE Senior Member in 2010. He has authored and co-authored over 80 scientific papers, as well as an additional 20 technical papers and is a co-inventor on 5 patent applications, related to electromagnetic technology.