High-frequency core and winding loss IEMDC plenary

copy of the slides from this IEDMC plenary presentation is now available, with references for each topic added.

This presentation includes information on:

  • When high-frequency loss effects become important in windings.
  • Alternatives for modeling and optimizing windings, and when they apply.
  • Alternatives for modeling core losses.

The information is from work in the field of inductor and transformer design for power electronics, and is targeted at a machine design audience, but is useful for high-frequency power transformer and inductor design as well.

Here is a pdf of the slides with references.

 

Tesla Tech Fair Press and Photos

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Nine different exhibits featured at the Tesla Tech Fair

The Tesla Tech Fair on April 4th was a great success.  It featured panelists David Perreault and W. Bernard Carlson, author of Telsa, Inventor of the Electrical Age, which wasn’t available at the time of the event but is now available.  It also featured nine different exhibits from Thayer and MIT students, staff and faculty.

The event got written up in The Dartmouth and The Valley News.  There are collections of photos on Flickr from Thayer and from the Hop.  The oneTesla team wrote a blog post about it as well.

Thanks to everyone who made this a success, including the Hopkins Center for the Arts and Thayer School of Engineering. The event was supported by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost as part of Dartmouth’s Year of the Arts initiative.

 

Tesla TechFair

Thayer School of Engineering and the Hopkins Center are celebrating Nikola Tesla this spring, in conjunction with Tesla in New York, an opera by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch & composer Phil Kline.  Thayer will host a Tesla TechFair, including a panel discussion and demonstrations, on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 4:00-6:00 PM.

Dartmouth students are invited to build and/or demonstrate a Tesla-related technology—something he developed, invented, pioneered, or patented, or the modern application thereof.  The demonstration should be interesting to engineers and non-engineers alike. Think remote control helicopters, Tesla coils, wireless chargers and death rays (just kidding: don’t kill anyone).  Selected proposals will receive up to $500 for materials and supplies.  Proposals are due March 8.

Need Inspiration?

Here’s a selection of Tesla inventions and their modern applications:

For full details and an application form, here’s the call for entries.