Simulating Planar Magnetic Components Fact or Fiction
Planar magnetic components consisting of a ferrite magnetic core and numerous conductor/insulation layers have been in use for many years. Historically, determining temperature dependent winding and core losses has only been possible using iterative testing of physical models due to the difficulty in determining 3D frequency and thermal dependency. The only way to accomplish this now is to use frequency and thermally dependent material properties in a 2-way spatially coupled simulation. Additionally, you can only construct a frequency dependent system model that accurately represents the real device after the steady-state temperature condition has been reached throughout the device.
Recent breakthrough developments in simulation technology and high-performance computing from Ansys make it possible to design, simulate and optimize planar magnetic components without building physical models or compromising simulation fidelity.
Watch this webinar to see how you can use Ansys software tools, featuring a customized interface complete with manufacturer libraries, to automatically set up and then solve a frequency dependent, 2-way coupled magnetic-thermal model.