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Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook, Fourth Edition by Colonel Wm. T. McLyman


 Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook

If you are not aware of Ferrite, Transformer and Inductor terms and for learning the same if you are looking a book, which along with theory clears your practical ideas then please purchase this book; “Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook, Fourth Edition by Colonel Wm. T. McLyman”.

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Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook, Fourth Edition by Colonel Wm. T. McLyman
Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook, Fourth Edition by Colonel Wm. T. McLyman
This book is the best book for learning each and every thing about Transformers and Inductors. It clarifies in depth all meanings, definitions, working and calculations related to Transformer and Inductors. This is practically one to be needed to understand how exactly Transformer and Inductor is working. This book will teach you; transformer design, inductor design, how to design a transformer windings, transformer core size calculation, transformer calculation formulas, transformer core area calculation and many more.

My first introduction with “Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook” is at the time when I started my career as Design & Development Engineer after graduation with a well-known organisation. There we use transformers and inductors in our designs. To understand the ferrite, transformers and inductors well, my seniors suggested to refer this book. He has one copy and initially I referred his copy.

When I read this first time, I found that this book contains all the detail explanations of ferrite selection, transformer & Inductor calculations and their working. It offers what you have to work with ferrite parts. It delivers and clears all the basics so that you can simply use this information when needed. Immediately I planned to purchase my own personal copy. At that time, 3rd edition was available. Till now this book is available with me and till now I am referring it for transformer design and inductor design.

With the time “Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook” flourished and now available in 4th edition, updated and revised by author Colonel Wm. T. McLyman. Because of introduction of new chapters I purchased the 4th edition also.

A new chapter on Autotransformer Design has been included in 4th edition, which focuses on selection and calculations of windings. A chapter on Common Mode Inductor Design has been included which focuses on the selection of ferrite material, winding calculations, cut-off frequency calculations, temperature rise calculations, etc.

The book; “Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook” delivers you, step wise teachings along with reference pictures to clear all the concepts of transformer design and inductor design. This book guides you also on topics like; laminations & its need, tape cores, powder cores & ferrite cores, and iron alloys. This book will guide you for; how to select the right ferrite core size for your design, how to perform calculations, how to design transformer and design inductor and how to perform testing. This book will give you transformer design examples along with step-by-step directions and several tables and visuals for assessment.

The 4th Edition of this book; “Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook” consists of;

  • Magnetics fundamentals
  • Magnetic materials
  • Various features of transformer and inductor design (along with three-phase transformers)
  • Transductors for flyback and forward converters
  • Input filter design
  • Rotary transformer
  • Catalogue material on cores
  • Autotransformer
  • Leakage inductance
  • Current transformer
  • Planar transformer
  • Saturable (magnetic amplifier) transformer design
  • Winding capacitance

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Magnetics
This chapter contains all the terms in basic form. This chapter contains; Magnetic Properties in Free Space, Intensifying the Magnetic Field, Simple Transformer, Fundamental Characteristics of a Magnetic Core, Hysteresis Loop (B-H Loop), Magnetomotive Force (mmf) and Magnetizing Force (H), Air Gap and it’s types, Fringing Flux, etc.

Chapter 2. Magnetic Materials and Their Characteristics
This chapter contains details of; Saturation, Remanence Flux, Coercivity, Permeability, Hysteresis Loss, Resistivity. This chapter also contains; Introduction to Silicon Steel, Introduction to Thin Tape Nickel Alloys, Introduction to Metallic Glass, Introduction to Soft Ferrites, Manganese-Zinc Ferrites, Nickel-Zinc Ferrites, Introduction to Molypermalloy Powder Cores, Introduction to Iron Powder Cores, Core Loss, Selection of Magnetic Materials, Magnetic Material Saturation Theory, Effect of Gapping, etc.

Chapter 3. Magnetic Cores
This chapter contains in detail following terms; Core Type and Shell Type Construction, Types of Core Materials, Eddy Currents & Insulation, Laminations, Annealing and Stress-Relief, Stacking Laminations and Polarity, Flux Crowding, Exciting Current, Tape Wound C, EE, and Toroidal Cores, Stacking Factors, Design and Dimensional Data for different type of Laminations, Dimensional Data for different type of ferrite cores, Dimensional Data for different type of powder cores, etc.

Chapter 4. Window Utilization, Magnet Wire and Insulation
This chapter contains; Window Utilization Factor, Wire Insulation, Fill Factor, Effective Window, Insulation Factor, Window Utilization Factor for bobbin ferrites, Magnet Wire, Base Film Insulation, Bonding Methods, Multistrand Wire and Skin Effect, Multistrand Litz Wire, Proximity Effect, Different types of wires, Standard Foils, etc.

Chapter 5. Transformer Design Trade-Offs
This chapter contains; Power Handling Ability, Transformer Area Product, Transformer Volume and the Area Product, Transformer Weight and the Area Product, Transformer Surface Area and the Area Product, Transformer Current Density and the Area Product, Transformer Core Geometry and the Area Product, etc.

Chapter 6. Transformer-Inductor Efficiency, Regulation, and Temperature Rise
This chapter contains all the details about; Transformer Efficiency, Transformer Dissipation by Radiation and Convection, Temperature Rise Versus Surface Area Dissipation, Surface Area Required for Heat Dissipation, Required Surface Area, Regulation as a Function of Efficiency, etc.

Chapter 7. Power Transformer Design
This chapter contains details about; Power-Handling Ability, Output Power Versus Apparent Power Capability, Transformers with Multiple Outputs, Regulation, Relationship of Kg to Power Transformer Regulation Capability, Relationship of Ap to Transformer Power Handling Capability, Different Cores Same Area Product, 250 Watt Isolation Transformer Design, 38 Watt 100kHz Transformer Design, etc.

Chapter 8. DC Inductor Design, Using Gapped Cores
It contains all the details about; Critical Inductance for Sine Wave Rectification, Critical Inductance for Buck Type Converters, Core Materials used in PWM Converters, Fringing Flux, Inductors, Relationship of Ap to Inductor's Energy-Handling Capability, Relationship of Kg to Inductor's Energy-Handling Capability, Gapped Inductor Design Example Using the Core Geometry Kg, Gapped Inductor Design Example Using the Area Product Ap, etc.

Chapter 9. DC Inductor Design, Using Powder Cores
This chapter contains all the details about; Molybdenum Permalloy Powder Cores, High Flux Powder Cores, Sendust Powder Cores, Iron Powder Cores, Inductors, Relationship of Ap to Inductor's Energy-Handling Capability, Relationship of Kg to Inductor's Energy-Handling Capability, Toroidal Powder Core Design Using the Core Geometry Kg, Toroidal Powder Core Inductor Design, Using the Area Product Ap, etc.

Chapter 10. AC Inductor Design
It contains; Relationship of Ap to the Inductor Volt-Amp Capability, Relationship of Kg to the Inductor Volt-Amp Capability, Fringing Flux, AC Inductor Design Example, etc.

Chapter 11. Constant Voltage Transformer (CVT)
This chapter contains; Constant-Voltage Transformer’s Regulating Characteristics, Electrical Parameters of a CVT Line Regulator, Design equations & examples of Constant-Voltage Transformer, Design example of Series AC Inductor, etc.

Chapter 12. Three-Phase Transformer Design
It contains; Primary Circuit of Three-Phase transformer, comparison according to physical size, Phase Current, Line Current & Voltage in a Delta System and Wye system, Comparing Multiphase & Single-Phase Power, Multiphase Rectifier Circuits, Area Product Ap and Core Geometry Kg for Three-Phase Transformers, Output Power Versus Apparent Pt Capability, Relationship Kg to Power Transformer Regulation Capability, Relationship Ap to Transformer Power Handling Capability, Design example of three-phase Transformer, etc.

Chapter 13. Flyback Converter, Transformer Design
It contains; Energy Transfer, Discontinuous and Continuous Current Mode, Continuous and Discontinuous Boundary, The Buck Converter, Discontinuous and Continuous Current Buck Converter Design Equations, The Boost Converter, Discontinuous and Continuous Current Boost Converter Design Equations, The Inverting Buck-Boost Converter, Discontinuous and Continuous Current Inverting Buck-Boost Design Equations, The Isolated Buck-Boost Converter, Discontinuous and Continuous Current Isolated Buck-Boost Design Equations, Design Example of Buck-Boost Isolated Converter for Discontinuous Current, Design Example of Boost Converter for Discontinuous Current, Designing Boost Inductors for Power Factor Correction, Standard Boost Flyback Converter, Boost PFC Converter, Design Example of (PFC) Boost Converter for Continuous Current, etc.

Chapter 14. Forward Converter, Transformer Design, and Output Inductor Design
It contains; Circuit Operation, Comparing the Dynamic B-H Loops, Forward Converter Waveforms, Transformer Design Using the Core Geometry Kg Approach, Forward Converter Output Inductor Design, Output Inductor Design Using the Core Geometry Kg Approach, etc.

Chapter 15. Input Filter Design
It contains details about; Capacitor, Inductor, Oscillation, Applying Power, Resonant Charge, Input Filter Inductor Design Procedure, Input Filter Design Specification, etc.

Chapter 16. Current Transformer Design
This chapter contains; Analysis of the Input Current Component, Unique to a Current Transformer, Current Transformer Circuit Applications, Current Transformer Design Example, etc.

Chapter 17. Winding Capacitance and Leakage Inductance
This chapter contains details about; Parasitic Effects, Leakage Flux, Minimizing Leakage Inductance, Winding Capacitance, Winding Capacitance Turn-to-Turn, Winding Capacitance Layer-to-Layer, Capacitance Winding-to-Winding, Stray Capacitance, etc.

Chapter 18. Quiet Converter Design
This chapter contains; The Voltage-fed Converter, Regulating and Filtering, The Current-fed Converter, The Quiet Converter, Regulating and Filtering, Quiet Converter Waveforms, Technology on the Move, Window Utilization Factor Ku, Temperature Stability, Calculating the Apparent Power Pt, Quiet Converter Design Equations, Transformer Design using the Core Geometry Kg Approach, etc.

Chapter 19. Rotary Transformer Design
This chapter contains; Basic Rotary Transformer, Square Wave Technology, Rotary Transformer Leakage Inductance, Current-fed Sine Wave Converter Approach, Rotary Transformer Design Constraints, etc.

Chapter 20. Planar Transformers and Inductors
This chapter contains; Planar Transformer and Inductors Basic Construction, Planar Integrated PC Board Magnetics, Core Geometries, Planar Transformer and Inductor Design Equations, Window Utilization Ku, Current Density J, Printed Circuit Windings, Calculating the Mean Length Turn, Winding Resistance & Dissipation, PC Winding Capacitance, Planar Inductor Design, Winding Termination, PC Board Base Materials, Core Mounting and Assembly, etc.

Chapter 21. Derivations for the Design Equations
This chapter contains; Output Power P0 vs Apparent Power Pt Capability, Transformer Derivation for the Core Geometry Kg, Transformer Derivation for the Area Product Ap, Inductor Derivation for the Core Geometry Kg, Inductor Derivation for the Area Product Ap, Transformer Regulation, etc.

Chapter 22. Autotransformer Design
This chapter contains; windings and other details for the design of autotransformer. It is clearly explained with the calculations.

Chapter 23. Common-Mode Inductor Design
This chapter contains; windings and selection details for the design of Common-Mode Inductor Design. It is clearly explained with the help of calculations.

Chapter 24. Series Saturable Reactor Design
This chapter contains; Terms related to Reactor, controlling of magnetization, etc.

Chapter 25. Self-Saturating, Magnetic Amplifiers
This chapter contains; feedback windings, gain of magnetic amplifier, etc.

Chapter 26. Designing Inductors for a Given Resistance
This chapter contains; detail design procedure for Inductor design respect to resistance.

Positive points of “Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook”

  • The book covers much practical information.
  • Step-by-step instruction.
  • Detail explanation along with calculations.
  • Detail explanation for selection of ferrite cores.
  • Easy to understand language.
  • Detail derivation of equations.
  • Availability of reference pictures for easy understanding.

Negative points of “Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook”

  • Fewer contents for the reader, who’s seeking a detail understanding of the necessary in-depth of magnetics and its application in power converter circuits.
  • There are fewer explanations of some valuable methods like; how to wind transformers in different configurations and with several layers.

About the author

Colonel Wm. T. McLyman – Colonel McLyman has 47 years of experience in the field of Magnetics. He holds fourteen United States Patents on Magnetics associated conceptions. He worked and retired as a Senior Member of the Avionics Equipment Section of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) associated with the California Institute of Technology, California.

He has written above seventy JPL Technical Documents and Technology Reports on the subject of Magnetics and circuit designs for power converters when he worked thirty years at JPL as the Magnetics Specialist. NASA has published many of his technical works. He has done many seminars in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe on the design and construction of magnetic components.
Colonel Wm. T. McLyman
Colonel Wm. T. McLyman
He is the President of his company called Kg Magnetics, Inc., which focuses on magnetic design. Through his company, Kg Magnetics, Inc., he markets transformers and inductors design and analysis computer program.

He is the writer of four famous books: "Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook, Fourth Edition", "Magnetic Core Selection for Transformers and Inductors, Second Edition", "Designing Magnetic Components for High-Frequency DC-DC Converters", "High Reliability Magnetic Devices: Design and Fabrication".

Details about this book, “Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook, Fourth Edition by Colonel Wm. T. McLyman”

Paperback: 667 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 4 edition (April 26, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781439836873
ISBN-13: 978-1439836873
ASIN: 1439836876
Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.5 x 11 inches

Conclusion

This book, “Transformer and Inductor Design Handbook” is like a bible of Transformer design and Inductor design learning and must have book for all transformer & inductor design enthusiasts. This book will develop your transformer & inductor design knowledge and develop the skills essential to develop and construct your own transformer and inductors for your designed circuit. It is a reliable guide for the engineers and other professionals; who usually design, develop and tests transformers and inductors.

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