Physics-based Modeling and Control of PWM Converters


Christoph Henrik van der Broeck, Marc Stephane Petit, and Rik W. De Doncker


This tutorial presents control design of PWM converters in a physically insightful way enabling the audience to develop creative solutions for their own applications. The tutorial reviews fundamental principles for modeling, design, implementation and analysis of controls for power converters by           focusing on the physics of controlled power electronic converters. The tutorial examines these principles using a half-bridge converter as an example, such that a straightforward adaption to other converter topologies is possible. It uses a wide range of MATLAB, Simulink, and PLECS computation and simulation examples that are made available to the audience for in-depth personal study.