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Web-Based Magnetic Design

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

New Developments in Teaching Electromagnetics and Related Topics

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Electrical and Computer

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22.1672.1 - 22.1672.7



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Taufik Taufik California Polytechnic State University

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Dr. Taufik received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with minor in Computer Science from Northern Arizona University in 1993, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois, Chicago in 1995, and Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University in 1999. He then joined the Electrical Engineering department at Cal Poly State University in 1999 where he is currently a tenured Professor. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and has done consulting work and has been employed by several companies including Capstone Microturbine, Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley), Picker International, Rantec, San Diego Gas & Electric, APD Semiconductor, Diodes Inc., Partoe Inc., and Enerpro,

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Dale S.L. Dolan California Polytechnic State University

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Dale S.L. Dolan is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Cal Poly with experience in renewable energy projects, education, power electronics and advanced motor drives. He received his B.Sc. in Zoology in 1995 and B.Ed. in 1997 from the University of Western Ontario. He received the B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2003, M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2005 and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2009 all from the University of Toronto. He is past chair of Windy Hills Caledon Renewable Energy, past chair of the OSEA (Ontario Sustainable Energy Association) Board and was an executive chair of the Seventh World Wind Energy Conference 2008 (WWEC 2008). He is currently a member of the management committee for the Ontario Green Energy Act Alliance in the midst of implementation of the most progressive renewable energy policy in North America. His research interests involve sustainable/renewable energy generation, wind power generation, smart grid technology, power systems, electromagnetics, power electronic applications for distributed generation, grid connection impacts of renewable generation, energy policy promoting widespread implementation of sustainable power generation, sustainable energy project economics, and sustainability of technologies.

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Web-Based Magnetic DesignAbstractMagnetic components such as inductors and transformers are undoubtedly a critical componentin many electrical engineering systems. Yet, there seems to be a lack of coverage of magneticdesign topics in electrical engineering curriculum around the world. In fact, only a fewuniversities in the US offer a course where students get the opportunity to design and build theirown inductor or transformer. Hence, it is not surprising to observe that many electricalengineering students graduate without having the knowledge, skill or experience on even thedesigning and building of a very simple inductor. This paper presents a web-based magneticdesign which serves as a learning tool for students to understand the basic design procedures ofdesigning and building commonly used magnetic components such as transformers, gappedinductors, and toroidal inductors. The website may also be used as a teaching aid for faculty whoteach a course in magnetic design. The web-site further allows users the flexibility to have newinformation added into the website such as new magnetic core configurations and core materialdata. The paper will first explain the two empirical techniques used in the web-based magneticdesign. The paper will then describe the user’s interface for entering the necessary data for thedesign as well as an example of designing a simple inductor.

Taufik, T., & Dolan, D. S. (2011, June), Web-Based Magnetic Design Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18525

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