Kiyoshi Wakimoto, MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
Substations located near residential districts in urban areas are required to use low-noiseã€€transformers. Noise generated by iron core vibration (excitation noise) has taken intoã€€consideration such factors as reduction of iron core magnetic flux density, improvement ofã€€material properties, iron core structure (joints/clamps) and residual strain by machining asã€€part of the efforts to move forward with noise reduction. When excitation noise becomesã€€quieter, noise accompanying load current (load current noise) sometimes becomes an issueã€€after having been ignored while excitation noise was being dealt with.
Vibration of tanks that emit noise is considered that is transmitted through structural material or insulation oil to the tank. When the load current appears, the electromagnetic force occurs in the tank. As part of initiatives for predicting load current noise or noise reduction, we used JMAG for an analysis of electromagnetic force during current flow.
We will describe the examples of numerical analysis.