Simulation and Optimization of Contactless Power Transfer System for Rotary Ultrasonic Machining
Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Mechanical Engineering, 5 South Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China
In today’s rotary ultrasonic machining (RUM), the power transfer system is based on a contactless power system (rotary transformer) rather than the slip ring that cannot cope with high-speed rotary of the tool. The efficiency of the rotary transformer is vital to the whole rotary ultrasonic machine. This paper focused on simulation of the rotary transformer and enhancing the efficiency of the rotary transformer by optimizing three main factors that influence its efficiency, including the gap between the two ferrite cores, the ratio of length and width of the ferrite core and the thickness of ferrite. The finite element model of rotary transformer was built on Maxwell platform. Simulation and optimization work was based on the finite element model. The optimization results compared with the initial simulation result showed an approximate 18% enhancement in terms of efficiency, from 77.69% to 95.2%.
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