W. Shireen and H. Nene


Power electronics, converter circuits, PSpice simulation, inverters,dc-dc converters


In order to understand the functionality and design aspects of power converters, circuit simulation software PSpice has become an industry standard. In a Power Electronics course the students are required to understand the operating principles of a variety of static power converters using different control techniques to achieve the desired input-output characteristics. This paper presents PSpice-based design projects that can be used as pre-Lab exercises in a Laboratory course accompanying a lecture course in Power Electronics. The students can be made to implement their design in the laboratory with actual hardware components. The transition from design to simulation and finally to experimental verification will aid to strengthen their understanding of the operation, control, and design aspects of power converters. The design projects are geared towards bringing out the importance of power quality and cost issues that are relevant to state of the art circuit design. The design examples in the paper will start with a set of design guidelines and input–output requirements of a given power converter system. The design will involve selection of the proper control algorithm, switching frequency, and input–output filter values to meet the design goals. The following are the basic converter systems that will be covered in the various design projects: single phase and three phase rectifier, single phase and three phase inverters, buck and boost converter.

Important Links:

Go Back