Accurate power loss calculation of a three-phase dual active bridge converter for ZVS and hard-switching operations
Paper in proceeding, 2018

A three-phase dual active bridge (DAB) topology has been widely applied in high power DC-DC conversion due to its advantages such as bidirectional power transfer, inherent soft switching capability and small filter size. In order to reach the high power density, the volume of the converter must be decreased. The basic idea to reduce the component size is to increase the switching frequency which causes the higher switching loss and reduces the efficiency of the converter. In this paper, the power losses of the three-phase DAB dc/dc converter are formulated and the variation of the efficiency as a function of switching frequency is investigated. In this analysis, the switching loss of the bridges for ZVS and hard switching operation is calculated with consideration the non-linearity of the drain-source capacitors of the switches. The theoretical results are verified using simulation and in a 50 kW experimental setup.

DC/DC converter


dual active bridge


swithching loss


Farzad Yazdani

Sharif University of Technology

Saeid Haghbin

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Torbjörn Thiringer

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Mohammad Reza Zolghadri

Sharif University of Technology

2017 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2017 - Proceedings

Vol. 2018-January 1-5
978-1-5386-1317-7 (ISBN)

14th IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2017
Belfort, France,

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Energy Engineering

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering



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