Improved Analysis and Modelling of Leakage Inductance for Planar Transformers

Conference: PCIM Asia 2018 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
06/26/2018 - 06/28/2018 at Shanghai, China

Proceedings: PCIM Asia 2018

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ouyang, Ziwei; Andersen, Michael A. E. (Technical University of Denmark)
Hurley, William Gerard (National University of Ireland)

Planar transformers have often been mistaken to essentially have lower leakage inductances. The “radial effect” is a nature characteristic for planar windings due to a higher aspect ratio of conductor width to conductor thickness, which gives a reduction of leakage inductance. Traditional formulas of leakage inductance calculation for traditional transformers where the winding width is much smaller than the winding height, b<>h). This paper specifically tailors the traditional 1-D solution of leakage inductance calculation by decomposing the leakage flux into longitudinal and transversal flux, and thus the “eddy current effect” and the “radial effect” in leakage inductance can be analyzed individually. The proposed new formula including both ac (high frequency eddy current effect) and dc effects (radial effect) gives an accurate prediction of leakage inductance in planar transformers. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulation and measurements are carried out to validate the pro posed formula.