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Obtaining the steady-state operation of a power electronic device by means of brute force computer simulation is not feasible in many practical cases. Fast steady-state algorithms that formulate the steady-state problem as a boundary problem and solve it using Newton's method have been proposed to overcome this difficulty. These algorithms are known as shooting algorithms. An extension of the shooting algorithm for piecewise linear circuits is provided. The complete Jacobian matrix that takes into account the switching instants variation is analytically derived for a state variable formulation of the steady-state problem of a piecewise linear circuit. A computer program PWiseSS based on this algorithm is used to solve a previously proposed test circuit of difficult convergence as well as to solve a realistic six-pulse converter of interest to the power electronics engineer.
Inspec keywords: circuit analysis computing; switching circuits; Jacobian matrices; software packages; power convertors; piecewise linear techniques; power semiconductor switches; linear network analysis; Newton method
Other keywords: PWiseSS computer program; Newton's method; steady-state problem; Jacobian matrix; power electronic device switching; piecewise linear circuits; state variable formulation; six-pulse converter; steady-state algorithm; shooting algorithms; boundary problem
Subjects: Interpolation and function approximation (numerical analysis); Algebra; Power convertors and power supplies to apparatus; Algebra; Interpolation and function approximation (numerical analysis); Power electronics, supply and supervisory circuits; Numerical analysis; Algebra; Relays and switches; Electronic engineering computing; Computer-aided circuit analysis and design; Linear network analysis and design; Power semiconductor devices