Application of Harmonic Balance-Finite Element Method (HBFEM) in the Design of Switching Power Supplies

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Lu, JW
Yamada, S
Harrison, HB
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1996
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Numerical modeling and analysis are effective techniques to assist in the design of high-frequency switching power supplies. Striving for high power densities and higher efficiencies has pushed the operating frequencies up, resulting in new circuit configurations and different component architecture. This paper presents a numerical method that is used to analyze magnetic systems for switching power supplies, in particular the switching resonant dc-dc converters. The method uses the harmonic balance technique combined with finite element methods and is referred to as the harmonic balance-finite element method (HBFEM). The HBFEM is used to solve various harmonic, eddy-current, hysteresis, and nonlinear problems applied to magnetic circuits used in switching power supplies. To evaluate the numerical results, comparisons are made with experimental results.

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IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

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11

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2

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Electrical engineering

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