Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This paper deals with the harmonic-balance (HB) finite-element (FE) analysis of a multi-turn winding device coupled to electrical circuits comprising nonlinear components. The eddy-current effects in the windings are accounted for via a frequency-dependent reluctivity and impedance determined with a homogenization technique. The proposed multi-frequency approach is validated through a single-phase four-diode rectifier with an axisymmetric FE model of an inductor. The system of nonlinear algebraic equations is solved by means of the Newton-Raphson method. The HB results are validated with classical time-stepping simulations. The computational cost is briefly discussed.