Electromagnetic transients simulation models for accurate representation of switching losses and thermal performance in power electronic systems

  title={Electromagnetic transients simulation models for accurate representation of switching losses and thermal performance in power electronic systems},
  author={A. D. Rajapakse and A. M. Gole and P. Wilson},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery},
This work presents an electrothermal model of an insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) switch suitable for the simulation of switching and conduction losses in a large class of voltage-sourced converter (VSC)-based flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS) devices. The model is obtained by mathematical derivation of loss equations from the known submicrosecond device switching characteristics, and through the selection of appropriate differential equation parameters for representing the… CONTINUE READING
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