I'd like to figure out how to simulate coupled, non-linear cores using the included modified Chan model in LTspice and I'm specifically interested to know if LTspice has ever been extended to support transformers, using the modified-Chan hysteretic core model that Mike Engelhardt announced back in 2004 for LTspice. (I have already searched the LTspice archives on Yahoo Groups and found nothing much since about 2004, when it was announced.) Mike Engelhardt, writing on April 24th, 2004, explicitly said that this new (then) hysteretic model wasn't supported for coupled inductors.
I'd like to know if anyone here is aware if LTspice has since been extended to support coupled inductors using the above-mentioned model, and if so, if they may have attempted to use it to validate a transformer design.
For those otherwise just curious about this arcane part of LTspice, it allows an inductor to use "a model first proposed in by John Chan et la. in IEEE Transactions On Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 10. No. 4, April 1991 but extended with the methods in United States Patent 7,502,723."
In the schematic entry process, it achieves this by using a strangely attributed inductor, where the symbol attributes to use are: Value, Value2, and SpiceLine, as shown in this extraction from a schematic file:
SYMATTR Value2 A=0.0000251 Lm=0.0198 SYMATTR SpiceLine Lg=0.0006858 N=1000 SYMATTR SpiceLine2 Rser=0. SYMATTR InstName L1 SYMATTR Value Hc=16. Bs=.44 Br=.10
And I believe it supports it with a specialized "L" Spice model line in the spice netlist deck.
I've already done the usual search on this site. I have examined the following obvious links: transformer with hysteresis in ltspice and modeling transformer in ltspice and also ltspice how to make a time variant mutual inductance coefficient in transformer. I also did a search for the specific parameters of "Lg=", "Lm=", "Bs=", and "Br=", as well as it may relate to transformers and LTspice. I'm coming up a bit short.
It's probable that LTspice still doesn't support coupled non-linear inductors using this hysteretic model. I'm hoping that someone may know better than this, though.