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Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook

Authored by: Colonel Wm. T. McLyman

Print publication date:  April  2011
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781439836873
eBook ISBN: 9781439836880
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b10865
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Book description

With its practical approach to design, Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook, Fourth Edition distinguishes itself from other books by presenting information and guidance that is shaped primarily by the user’s needs and point of view. Expanded and revised to address recent industry developments, the fourth edition of this classic reference is re-organized and improved, again serving as a constant aid for anyone seeking to apply the state of the art in transformer and inductor design.

Carefully considering key factors such as overall system weight, power conversion efficiency, and cost, the author introduces his own new equation for the power handling ability of the core, intended to give engineers faster and tighter design control. The book begins by providing the basic fundamentals of magnetics, followed by an explanation of design using the Kg or Ap techniques. It also covers subjects such as laminations, tape cores, powder cores and ferrites, and iron alloys.

In addition, new topics include:

  • Autotransformer design
  • Common-mode inductor design
  • Series saturable reactor design
  • Self-saturating magnetic amplifier
  • Designing inductors for a given resistance

With the goal of making inductors that are lighter and smaller but still meet requirements, this book helps users avoid many antiquated rules of thumb, to achieve a better, more economical design. Presenting transformer design examples with step-by-step directions and numerous tables and graphics for comparison, it remains a trusted guide for the engineers, technicians, and other professionals who design and evaluate transformers and inductors. It also serves as an ideal primer for students, illustrating the field for them from the ground up.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Fundamentals of Magnetics Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Magnetic Materials and Their Characteristics Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Magnetic Cores Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Window Utilization, Magnet Wire and Insulation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Transformer Design Trade-Offs Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Transformer-Inductor Efficiency, Regulation, and Temperature Rise Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Power Transformer Design Download PDF
Chapter  8:  DC Inductor Design, Using Gapped Cores Download PDF
Chapter  9:  DC Inductor Design, Using Powder Cores Download PDF
Chapter  10:  AC Inductor Design Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Constant Voltage Transformer (CVT) Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Three-Phase Transformer Design Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Flyback Converters, Transformer Design Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Forward Converter, Transformer Design, and Output Inductor Design Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Input Filter Design Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Current Transformer Design Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Winding Capacitance and Leakage Inductance Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Quiet Converter Design Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Rotary Transformer Design Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Planar Transformers and Inductors Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Derivations for the Design Equations Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Autotransformer Design Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Common-Mode Inductor Design Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Series Saturable Reactor Design Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Self-Saturating, Magnetic Amplifiers Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Designing Inductors for a Given Resistance Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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