Stability Study and Nonlinear Analysis of DC-DC Power Converters with Constant Power Loads at the Fast Timescale

Wu, Haimeng, Pickert, Volker, Ma, Mingyao, Ji, Bing and Zhang, Chenming (2020) Stability Study and Nonlinear Analysis of DC-DC Power Converters with Constant Power Loads at the Fast Timescale. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. pp. 1-13. ISSN 2168-6777 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/jestpe.2020.2966375

Abstract

Rapidly growing distributed renewable networks make an increasing demand on various types of power converters to feed different loads. Power converters with constant power load are one typical configuration that can degrade the stability of the power conversion system due to the negative impedance characteristic. This paper presents a nonlinear analysis method using the developed complete-cycle solution matrix method by transforming the original linear time-variant system into a summation of segmented linear time-invariant systems. Thus, the stability of the nonlinear system can be studied using a series of the corresponding state transition matrix and saltation matrix. As this derived matrix contains all the comprehensive information relating to the system’s stability, the influence of the constant power load to system’s fast-timescale stability in both continuous conduction mode and the discontinuous conduction mode can be fully investigated and analyzed. The phenomena of fast-timescale instability around switching frequency for power converters with a constant power load are observed and investigated numerically. Finally, experimental results have proven the analysis and verified the effectiveness of the developed method.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nonlinear analysis, boost converters, constant power loads, bifurcation, the complete-cycle solution matrix
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2020 14:45
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2020 14:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43346

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