NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ936370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
An Approach to Average Modeling and Simulation of Switch-Mode Systems
Abramovitz, A.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v54 n3 p509-517 Aug 2011
This paper suggests a pedagogical approach to teaching the subject of average modeling of PWM switch-mode power electronics systems through simulation by general-purpose electronic circuit simulators. The paper discusses the derivation of PSPICE/ORCAD-compatible average models of the switch-mode power stages, their software implementation, and fast time-domain, frequency-domain, and stability analysis simulation techniques suitable for virtual study of complex switch-mode feedback systems. The proposed approach is demonstrated by a simulation example. The methodology is oriented toward Electrical Engineering students at the undergraduate level, enrolled in courses such as "Power Electronics," "Industrial Electronics," or the like. The paper can be helpful to instructors of a "Virtual Power Electronics Laboratory" course wanting to conduct a software experiment on dynamics of switch-mode power converter systems. Engineers and scientists approaching the task of simulation of switch-mode systems can also find the suggested technique useful. (Contains 13 figures.)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Tel: 732-981-0060; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel