I am having difficulty reconciling one of the temperature coefficients for permanent magnet materials. Magnet vendors will supply a 2nd quadrant (sometimes partial 3rd quadrant) B/H curve data for their material at various temperatures. They also provide a table of properties in which they list several parameters including temperature coefficients for Br and HcJ (sometimes listed as ∆Br/Br or ∆Hcj/Hcj) in units of either %/K or %/°C (same thing). If you apply these coefficients to the graph data the Br is pretty equivalent. I can’t reconcile the H quantities and I’m not sure why. I know that some of the curves become non-linear as the temperature increases (decreases for ferrite) so what does this temperature coefficient (HcJ) apply to, or more importantly how can it be used? When modeling magnet materials for motor design within an FEA environment, I typically ignore the non-linearity because I never operate in that area. To easily describe the B/H curve in the simulation a relative permeability and coercivity are used for various temperatures. I have been using the temperature coefficient for Br and calculating the coercivity by using the relative permeability. Shouldn’t I be able to just use the temperature coefficient for the H (at least for the linear portions/temperatures)?
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