Improving Numerical Accuracy in Time-Domain Simulation for Power Electronics Circuits
12 Apr 2021
Willy Nzale, Jean Mahseredjian, Xiaopeng Fu, Ilhan Kocar, and Christian Dufour
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In time-domain simulations of power system transients, trapezoidal integration with fixed step-size is the most common method due to its accuracy and ease of implementation. Discontinuities occurring within fixed time-step when simulating power electronics circuits, may cause numerical oscillations and errors. Several methods are available in the literature for interpolation and handling of discontinuities. This paper intends to analyze how accuracy is affected by existing techniques for handling discontinuities in time-domain simulations based on the trapezoidal integration method. New algorithms are proposed to improve accuracy.