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A Fast Loss and Temperature Simulation Method for Power Converters, Part I: Electrothermal Modeling and Validation

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8 Author(s)
Angus Bryant ; School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K. ; Nii-Adotei Parker-Allotey ; Dean Hamilton ; Ian Swan
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Simulation of power converters has traditionally been carried out using simplified models to shorten simulation time. This will compromise the accuracy of the results. A proposed fast simulation method for simulating converter losses and device temperatures over long mission profiles (load cycles) is described in this paper. It utilizes accurate physics-based models for the device losses, and is validated with experimentally obtained results.

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IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 1 )