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Foldings and grazings of tori in current controlled interleaved boost converters

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Damian Giaouris, Professor Soumitro Banerjee, Dr Bashar Zahawi, Professor Volker Pickert


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Interleaved boost converters (IBCs) are used when energy conversion is required at high current levels. Such converter systems may undergo various nonlinear phenomena which can affect their performance adversely. In this paper, we study an IBC and demonstrate the first instability through a Neimark–Sacker bifurcation, resulting in a torus. An analysis based on the calculation of the monodromy matrix reveals that the torus has a rather strange form as the complex Floquet multipliers that became unstable have a real value close to −1. We show that further variation in a parameter can result in novel nonlinear phenomena where the torus itself folds and grazes a switching manifold, resulting in a ‘wobbling’ of the closed loop that represents the torus in discrete time. Numerical and analytical results validate our work.

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Author(s): Giaouris D, Banerjee S, Stergiopoulos F, Papadopoulou S, Voutetakis S, Zahawi B, Pickert V, Abusorrah A, Al Hindawi M, Al-Turki Y

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications

Year: 2014

Volume: 42

Issue: 10

Pages: 1080-1091

Print publication date: 01/10/2014

Online publication date: 11/03/2013

Acceptance date: 26/01/2013

ISSN (print): 0098-9886

ISSN (electronic): 1097-007X

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


DOI: 10.1002/cta.1906


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National Strategic Reference Framework of Greece
European Union, research program 'Archimedes III' (OPT-VIPS)
5-4-1432/HiCiKing Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia