Nonlinear Effects in Piezoelectric Transformers Explained by Thermal-Electric Model Based on a Hypothesis of Self-Heating

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012

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As the trend within power electronic still goes in the direction of higher power density and higher efficiency, it is necessary to develop new topologies and push the limit for the existing technology. Piezoelectric transformers are a fast developing technology to improve efficiency and increase power density of power converters. Nonlinearities in piezoelectric transformers occur when the power density is increased enough. The simple linear equations are not valid at this point and more complex theory of electro elasticity must be applied. In This work a simplified thermo-electric model is developed to explain nonlinearities as voltage jumps and voltage saturation and thereby avoid the complex theory of electro elasticity. The model is based on the hypothesis of self-heating and tested with measurements with good correlation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2012 : 38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2012
Pages596-601
ISBN (print)978-1-4673-2420-5
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Conference38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period25/06/1228/06/12
Internet addresshttp://www.iecon2012.org/index.html
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