05. - 07.06.2018
PCIM Europe 2018
Power Electronics | Intelligent Motion | Renewable Energy | Energy Management


Oral Session

Converter Design and Integration


Wednesday, 06.06.2018, 10:00 - 12:05 hrs


Brüssel 2


Stéphane Lefebvre, SATIE, F


10:00 Fully Optimized Discrete Coupled Inductor DC/DC Converter as The TriMagiC converter
B.Eng. Mitsunao Fujimoto, ALPS Electric, Tokyo, Japan
Took deep analysis of coupled inductor system in terms of delta flux density (Bm) to each part (Lk and Lm) separetly. and adopted optimal magnetic material to each part (LiqualloyTM to Lk, Ferrite to Lm) and designed Transformer based on Bm setting. Then could obtain approximately 30% less magnetics size and keep high level converting efficiency.
10:25 Ultra Compact 2kW 12V-48V Converter Using a 4-Phase Coupled Inductor
M.Sc. Patrick Deck, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Köln, Deutschland
This paper presents the design and experimental validation of a 4-phase interleaved mode 2kW 12V-48Vbidirectional bordnet converter using a 4-phase coupled inductor consisting of low-µ nano-crystalline metaltape. In a first step the design of this inductor and an analytic volume comparison to standard 4-phaseinterleaved mode converters is presented. The design will be based on rho/phi-pareto analysis optimizingthe design process. Finally the paper concludes in the experimental validation of the converter.
10:50 Thermal Analysis of a Directly Liquid Cooled Silicon Carbide Resonant Inverter for High Voltage Generation
M.Sc. Ulf Müter, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Hamburg, Deutschland
One approach to reduce volume and weight of high voltage generators used in industrial ormedical applications is the higher integration of the power inverter into the high voltage tank. Therefore, this paper presents investigations concerning the thermal behaviour of a directly liquid cooled silicon carbide resonant inverter for high voltage generation. The designed full-bridge resonant converter based on silicon carbide semiconductors operates at frequencies above 500 kHz and a maximum output power of 80 kW.
11:15 Highly Integrated Two-Phase SiC Boost Converter with 3D Printed Fluid Coolers and 3D Printed Inductor Bobbins
Dipl.-Ing. Arne Hendrik Wienhausen, ISEA RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Deutschland
Nominated for the Best Paper Award
Nominated for the Young Engineer Award

With the use of Selective Laser Melting (SLM) new 3D printed cooling structures for power converters can be realized. In this paper, a highly integrated two-phase interleaved bidirectional boost converter using discrete SiC-MOSFETs and 3D printed fluid coolers as well as 3D printed inductor bobbins is presented. The converter is operated at a high switching frequency of 400 kHz and features a high power density of 32.6 kW/dm3 while delivering 15 kW of output power.
11:40 High Step-Up High-Frequency Zero Voltage Switched GaN-Based Single-Stage Isolated DC-DC Converter for PV Integration and Future DC Grids
B.Sc. Armin Jafari, EPFL, Lausanne, Schweiz
In this work, a high step-up single-stage DC-DC micro-converter for photovoltaic (PV) applications is demonstrated. To reduce the size of passive components and the overall system, the circuit was designed to work at a high switching frequency of 300 kHz, using GaN power HEMTs. For the high step-up ratio required in this application, we designed a high-frequency high step-up planar transformer, which enabled a high boost of voltage, in just a single-stage DC-DC converter, reaching an efficiency of 93%.


Speaker detail

Herr Patrick Deck
M.Sc. Patrick Deck
Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Köln, Deutschland
Patrick Deck recieved the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from TH Köln, Cologne, Germany in 2013 and 2015, respectively, where he has been working towads a Ph.D. degree in the laboratory for power electronics and electrical drives since Januay 2016. His main resarch interests include resonant converters and coupled inductors in high power density power electronic systems.
Mr. Mitsunao Fujimoto
B.Eng. Mitsunao Fujimoto
ALPS Electric, Tokyo, Japan
More than 30 years experiences engineering, development of Power conversion, Analog circuit, Mechatronics, Optical device. Currently developing EV,P-HEV,M-HEV power conversion main circuit.
Mr. Armin Jafari
B.Sc. Armin Jafari
EPFL, Lausanne, Schweiz
Armin Jafari received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2016. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Power and Wide-band-gap Electronics Research Laboratory, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. His current research interests include GaN-based power converters, DC-DC converters and high-frequency magnetic design.
Mr. Ulf Müter
M.Sc. Ulf Müter
Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Hamburg, Deutschland
Ulf Müter studied electrical engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and received his Master degree in electrical engineering in 2013. He is currently working as a research fellow at the Helmut Schmidt University (University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg), Hamburg, Germany, where he is working toward doctoral thesis concerning silicon carbide power devices and resonant converters for high voltage generation.
Herr Arne Hendrik Wienhausen
Dipl.-Ing. Arne Hendrik Wienhausen
ISEA RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Deutschland
Arne Hendrik Wienhausen (S’17) received his diploma degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2012. After his studies he joined the power electronics department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg, Germany. Since 2016 he is with the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), RWTH Aachen University, as a group leader of the power electronics group.