Looking for Reference books

A place to keep track of reference material - any particularly useful books, articles, etc. should be listed here.
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winterhaven
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Looking for Reference books

Post by winterhaven » Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:08 am

I'm looking for good reference books for the following subjects:

1) Wire gauges requirements with respect to electrical operation

2) Magnetic properties of metals, specifically, BH curves for ferrous materials

I started searching Amazon & bookfinder, and realized it might be a good idea to get some recommendations. Thanks for any help.

-Todd

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Re: Looking for Reference books

Post by jhbuscher » Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:59 pm

Todd,
The best source for BH data on ferrous magnetic alloys is 8th edition, Volume 1 of the Metals Handbook, American Society for Metals pgs. 785-797. Figure 17, "Direct current magnetization curves for various magnetic materials" (pg. 792) shows about every available soft magnetic material. The highest saturation induction is for Supermendur and Vanadium Permendur.
Third place goes to pure iron, vacuum, or hydrogen annealed. Unfortunately just plain iron is very difficult to buy today, at least in the sizes you would need to make a magnetic circuit of any size.



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Re: Looking for Reference books

Post by winterhaven » Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:05 am

Thanks John,
I think I can find the other info I was looking for online, but BH curves seem impossible to find. I've even asked around on the magnetic engineering forum on Eng-tips.com and nobody seems to know where to get 'em on line.

Todd

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