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Published: 07 March 2015

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Plugin multiloop calculates the coil in the form of a round multiturn wiring bundle with round crosssection. Such coils are often used as induction sensors for metal detectors. This coil is an outstanding representative of short coils and this coil cannot be calculated by the empirical Wheeler's formula for multilayer coil.
What is the way out? Firstly, you can apply a numerical method of calculation according to Maxwell's formula. However, this method is quite bulky for the coil with a circular crosssection of the wire bundle. If the coil has a square crosssection, it can be calculated as a multilayer inductor directly in the program Coil32.
To calculate the round multiturn wire harness ring, the plugin multiloop uses the following empirical expression:
where:
 L  inductance (H)
 N  number of turns of the bundle
 d  average diameter of the bundle (m)
 Φ  auxiliary factor, calculated according to the formula
where: γ = r/d
The numerical calculation method is the "virtual adding" of turns until the required inductance will be reached. The resulting diameter of the bundle is calculated by the following formula:
where:
 dw  wire diameter
 n  the number of turns of the loop, rounded to the nearest larger integer.
In the case of a single turn the diameter of the bundle is equal to the diameter of the wire.
P.S: An average diameter of the bundle isn't the input parameter in the plugin, the input parameter is the inner diameter of the ring.