# Simulating the dynamic electrothermal behavior of power electronic circuits and systems

@article{Hefner1993SimulatingTD, title={Simulating the dynamic electrothermal behavior of power electronic circuits and systems}, author={Allen R. Hefner and David L. Blackburn}, journal={IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics}, year={1993}, volume={8}, pages={376-385} }

The simulator solves for the temperature distribution within the semiconductor devices, packages, and heat sinks (thermal network) as well as the currents and voltages within the electrical network. The thermal network is coupled to the electrical network through the electrothermal models for the semiconductor devices. The electrothermal semiconductor device models calculate the electrical characteristics based on the instantaneous value of the device silicon chip surface temperature and…

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