The Effects of Eddy Currents and Hysteresis on the Performance of Inductive Position Sensor for Magnetic Bearings

자기베어링용 유도형 위치 센서의 성능에 미치는 와전류와 히스테레시스의 영향

  • 노명규 (충남대 메카트로닉스공학과) ;
  • 정민경 (충남대 메카트로닉스공학과 대학원)
  • Published : 2001.06.27


The performance of an inductive position sensor is described by the accuracy and the dynamic characteristics of the sensor. Both of these performance indices are affected by magnetic hysteresis and eddy currents. In this paper, a model of an inductive sensor is presented. This model includes the effects of hysteresis and eddy currents. Computer simulation shows that the sensitivity of the sensor is greatly affected by hysteresis and eddy currents. Repeability error increases with hysteresis and eddy currents effects. Results also show that eddy currents influence more on the sensor performance than hysteresis does. To reduce the effects of hysteresis and eddy currents, the sensor should be made out of thin laminations with high resistivity.