The 9th International Symposium on ADVANCED TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 2015

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Comparative Analysis of a dc to dc Boost Converter with Constant and Variable Duty Cycle

In order to use dc to dc boost converter in combination with a fuel cell, for modern aircraft APU, it is important that the input current ripples to be very small. This paper presents a comparative analysis of a dc to dc boost converter with variable duty cycle and one with constant duty cycle. The Dc to dc boost converter proposed was modeled in Multisim, with a PID controller. After numerical simulations it was found that input current ripples have a maximum output current of approximately 20A. The variation is more flat when operating with constant duty cycle. The use of this controller that changes the duty cycle also leads to a greater variation of ripples in relation with the output current. Thus, to make a comparison with theoretical results, which were achieved in the bibliography, numerical simulations were made with the PWM pulse at a constant value, with 50% duty cycle. Based on simulation results there were plotted the boost converter output characteristics for the two cases. Graphs were performed in Matlab. Besides these output characteristics, there were also plotted the output and input current variation, the current through the transistor, the ripples for the output voltage and for the input current in relation with the output current.

Author(s):

Jenica-Ileana Corcau    
University of Craiova
Romania

Liviu Dinca    
University of Craiova
Romania

Eduard Ureche    
University Politehnica of Bucharest
Romania

 

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