Peter van DuijsenProf.o.P. dr. ir. Peter van Duijsen has worked with computer simulation and power electronics for nearly 35 years. After receiving his master’s in electrical engineering and working at the Technical University of Delft, he founded Simulation Research and developed the simulation program CASPOC. He received a PhD in 2003 in the field of modeling and simulation of power electronic systems. He currently heads the R&D department at Simulation Research. Since 2020 he has also been a researcher at the DC-LAB at THUAS University of Applied Sciences in Delft and was appointed professor of practice at IIT Guwahati, India, in 2021.
The role of bidirectional DCDC converters in electric vehicles
The electrification of the drive train in vehicles seems like a straightforward process of charging a traction battery and discharging it via an inverter into the electric motor. However, there are a number of auxiliary components and requirements to make this happen. DCDC converters have the task of connecting the battery with appliances with different voltage levels. However the process of charging and discharging requires bidirectional DCDC converters. In this presentation we will highlight some of the topology and control principles of the various bidirectional DCDC converters.