The aim of the work is the optimisation of a rail heater, constituted by a magnetic core supplied by a sinusoidal current, which induces an eddy current in the rail. Optimisation parameters are electrical and geometrical quantities: supply frequency, voltage amplitude, airgaps, and core shape, while objectives are power transferred to the rail, absorbed current, and power distribution index. Optimisation is performed by an accurate field analysis, provided by the finite element method (FEM), coupled to an automated multiobjective procedure based on fuzzy logic. Particular care has been devoted to the FEM model in order to take into account important phenomena as non-linearity magnetic behaviour and non-uniform distribution of current in the rail caused by eddy currents.

Canova, A., Tartaglia, M., Quercio, M. (2023). Optimisation Design of a Low-Frequency Eddy Current Rail Heater. ENERGIES, 16(21) [10.3390/en16217427].

Optimisation Design of a Low-Frequency Eddy Current Rail Heater

Quercio M.
2023-01-01

Abstract

The aim of the work is the optimisation of a rail heater, constituted by a magnetic core supplied by a sinusoidal current, which induces an eddy current in the rail. Optimisation parameters are electrical and geometrical quantities: supply frequency, voltage amplitude, airgaps, and core shape, while objectives are power transferred to the rail, absorbed current, and power distribution index. Optimisation is performed by an accurate field analysis, provided by the finite element method (FEM), coupled to an automated multiobjective procedure based on fuzzy logic. Particular care has been devoted to the FEM model in order to take into account important phenomena as non-linearity magnetic behaviour and non-uniform distribution of current in the rail caused by eddy currents.
2023
Canova, A., Tartaglia, M., Quercio, M. (2023). Optimisation Design of a Low-Frequency Eddy Current Rail Heater. ENERGIES, 16(21) [10.3390/en16217427].
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