Power Electronics, Modeling, Simulation, DC/DC converter
In this Dissertation, which concentrates on discrete modeling for control purposes of DC/DC converters and simulation through symbolic techniques. A Unified Discrete State-Space Model for power converters in CCM is presented. Two main approaches to arriving at the discrete model are used. The first approach involves an impulse function approximation of the duty cycle modulation of the converter switches, and this approach results in a small signal discrete model. The Second approach is direct and does not involve any approximation of the modulation, this approach yields both a large signal nonlinear discrete model and a linear small signal model. Harmonic analysis of the converter's states at steady-state is done for steady-state waveform acquisition, which increases the accuracy of the model especially for finding the control to inductor current frequency response. Also the harmonic Analysis technique is used to both obtain the response of the converter to a load transient and to finding the optimal duty cycle response that minimizes the disturbance. Finally the Discrete model is verified for the Half-Bridge DC/DC topology for its three main control schemes (Asymmetric, Symmetric, DCS). A GUI platform in MATLAB is presented as a wrapper that utilizes the models and analysis presented in this thesis. Symbolic simulation techniques are developed in general manner for linear piecewise circuits and then through State-Space formalism specialized for DC/DC converters. A general symbolic solver programmed in JAVA that implements said techniques is presented.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Length of Campus-only Access
Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Shoubaki, Ehab, "Unified Large And Small Signal State-space Based Modeling And Symbolic Simulation For Pwm Converters" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4014.