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A Graph-modeling Approach to Topology Simplification in Power Converters

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posted on 2022-07-01, 00:00 authored by G Zhang, Y Liao, Samson YuSamson Yu, Y Zhang
In this study, we propose a topology simplification method (TSM) for power converters, based on graph theory, to improve efficiency and economics of converter design. In the proposed method, a directed graph is firstly established to model a converter circuits, from which the conceptually new converter adjacency matrix (CAM) is derived. Combined with the electrical features of power converters, a rule for electronics current paths is presented. Then the redundant components are eliminated based on the proposed TSM and a new CAM is obtained, which is converted to a new directed graph and thus a new converter topology with reduced components. In the process, the integrity of the current paths is preserved and the new topology contains all the current paths of the original converter. With the proposed TSM, the derivations of the existing single-ended primary-inductor converter (SEPIC) and current-fed dual active bridge (CF-DAB) converters are employed for theoretical verification. A novel single-phase Boost push-pull converter topology is designed, which is validated by experiments.

History

Journal

IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

Volume

37

Issue

7

Pagination

8248 - 8261

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Location

Piscataway, New Jersey

ISSN

0885-8993

eISSN

1941-0107

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal