Design automation combining analytical models and numerical simulations for three-level neutral-point-clamped dc-dc Converter

Yudi Xiao, Martijn Duraij, Zhe Zhang, Gabriel Zsurzsan, Mads Hansen, Brian Thomsen

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Abstract

Design automation in power electronics has been highlighted in recent years. Design flow, multi-physics co-design, data standardization have been identified as the major gaps for engineers and researchers to fill. As an exploratory effort, this paper presents an automated design for the three-level neutral-point-clamped dc-dc converter. The design firstly uses analytical models to determine the circuit level parameters. The problem size can thereby be reduced. The parameter candidates left are fed to automated FEMM and COMSOL simulations for precise modeling of magnetic components. Database published by ferrite and powder core manufacturers is incorporated in the design. The code of the entire design flow has been published on GitHub.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2021 IEEE Design Methodologies Conference
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-3140-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE Design Methodologies Conference - Virtual event
Duration: 14 Jul 202115 Jul 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE Design Methodologies Conference
LocationVirtual event
Period14/07/202115/07/2021

Keywords

  • Design automation
  • Finite element simulation
  • Multi-level dc dc converter
  • Silicon Carbide (SiC)

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