Modeling and Control of a Dual Active Bridge (DAB) for Electric Vehicle and Battery Charging Applications
Dual active bridges are seeing a large increase in popularity as more converter applications require bi-directional power flow and isolation. This is driven primarily by growing needs for battery charging and grid integration of renewables. Both requirements are achieved with dual active bridges while offering design flexibility and high efficiency with soft switching. To best utilize this topology, engineers need to understand the behavior of the circuit and the trade offs of different switching and control strategies. Learn how to explore this design space and implement various switching and control strategies targeted to maximize dual active bridge performance.
This webinar will dive into the following topics
- Why dual active bridges are becoming so popular
- Common topologies and how to simulate them
- Basic phase modulation control
- Trapezoidal and triangular modulation control
Please allow approximately 45 minutes to attend the presentation and Q&A session. We will be recording this webinar, so if you can't make it for the live broadcast, register and we will send you a link to watch it on-demand.
About the Presenters
Joel Van Sickel is an application engineer on the Simscape Electrical product field team. He primarily focuses on the analysis, design, and control of systems that include power converters and electric drives. His background in industry was as a hardware design engineer for radar power supplies and shipboard electrical systems. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2010.
Shankar Abhinav is an Application Engineer at MathWorks. His expertise is in Hardware in the loop and rapid control prototyping for verification and validation of advanced control algorithms for complex cyber physical systems. His work focused on modeling and distributed control of power electronic devices for small scale power systems. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering at University of Texas at Arlington in 2017.