Piecewise Linear Model for Snubberless Dual Active Bridge Commutation Academic Article uri icon


  • 1972-2012 IEEE. A dual active bridge (DAB) converter promises high power density. The highest power transfer can be achieved by phase shift modulation inside the zero-voltage switching boundaries. This paper analyzes the transients of DAB commutation. Although commutation has been previously analyzed for DAB with the linear turn-off snubbers, in today's industries, the output capacitors of the switches are utilized as the snubberless approach. The presence of these time-variant capacitors leads to nonlinear equations. This paper applies a piecewise linear model for analyzing the commutation of the ac-link current into the switches. The study is inspired by practical experiments, and the results are experimentally verified.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Farhangi, B., & Toliyat, H. A.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Farhangi, Babak||Toliyat, Hamid A

publication date

  • January 2015