Time-domain simulation of nonlinear transformers displaying hysteresis

Thomas D., Paul J., Ozgonenel O., Christopoulos C.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, vol.42, no.7, pp.1820-1827, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tmag.2006.874183
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1820-1827
  • Keywords: hysteresis, Jiles-Atherton, modeling, nonlinear magnetics, transformers
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: No


This paper introduces a novel technique for modeling, in the time domain, a power transformer with nonlinear and hysteretic behavior. The model is particularly suitable for harmonic or protection studies where the transformer is driven into the nonlinear regime. The technique uses a single-phase two-winding transformer model based on the Jiles-Atherton model of ferromagnetic hysteresis. It includes eddy-current loss by adding an extra single-turn winding so that the transients are modeled as fully as possible.