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International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems, Volume 6, Issue 4, 2015, pp. 665-682

Co-simulation interfacing capabilities in device-level power electronic circuit simulation tools: An overview

Abstract :

Power electronic circuit simulation today has become increasingly more demanding in both the speed and accuracy. Whilst almost every simulator has its own advantages and disad-vantages, co-simulations are becoming more prevalent. This paper provides an overview of the co-simulation capabilities of device-level circuit simulators. More specifically, a listing of device-level simulators with their salient features are compared and contrasted. The co-simulation interfaces between several simulation tools are discussed. A case study is presented to demonstrate the co-simulation between a device-level simulator (PSIM) interfacing a system-level simulator (Simulink), and a finite element simulation tool (FLUX).Results demonstrate the necessity and convenience as well as the drawbacks of such a comprehensive simulation.

Keywords : Circuit simulators,Co-simulation,Device-level modeling,Interfacing,Power electronics,System-level simulation
Subject Area : Electrical and Electronic Engineering Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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