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The Analyses of Hard- and Soft- Switching SiC Schottky- Buck Converter Performance

AMANOV, BATYR (2004) The Analyses of Hard- and Soft- Switching SiC Schottky- Buck Converter Performance. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In this project two types ofbuck converters, hard switching and soft switching buck converters are compared in term of power lossand reverse recovery current of diode in DC applications. The test circuit used is dc to dc buck converter circuit. The main switch ofcircuit is the IGBT and the same type ofIGBT is used for both techniques. The diode used is fastswitching type Silicon Carbide Schottky (SiC) diode. First semester theory research has been verified with simulations, which were conducted in Cadence Pspice 14.2. The power loss waveforms of diode and IGBT transistor were obtained. Using those power waveforms the energy loss of both circuits were calculated. Second semester, hard and soft switching choppercircuitswere constructed on PCB (Printed Circuit Boards), so that simulation results can be compared with experimentation results. All the PCB layouts were prepared in ARES IV. Powerloss waveforms were obtained from digital oscilloscope. The simulation and experimentation values are found to be quite close to one another. It has found that hard switching chopper has more energy losses comparing soft switching chopper. The main losses occur during SiC diode turn-off (caused by reverse recovery current), IGBT transistor turn-on (caused by ICe current spike) and the highest main loss is IGBT turn-off (caused by tailing time, tailing current). Reducing the turn-off and turn-on switching losses of the IGBT would imply decreasing of the total loss of the system. Thatcould be done by implementing zero voltage switching across the IGBT transistor which would decrease IGBT turn-on and turn-off losses.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Electrical And Electronics - Pervasisve Systems - Digital Electronics - Test and Reliablity
Subject: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Engineering > Electrical and Electronic
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 16:55
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:46
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/7797

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