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The nonsmooth dynamical systems approach for the analog simulation of switched circuits within the Siconos framework

Vincent Acary 1 Olivier Bonnefon 1 Bernard Brogliato 1 
1 BIPOP - Modelling, Simulation, Control and Optimization of Non-Smooth Dynamical Systems
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LJK - Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, Grenoble INP - Institut polytechnique de Grenoble - Grenoble Institute of Technology
Abstract : The numerical integration of switching circuits is known to be a tough issue when the number of switches is high, or when sliding modes exist. Then classical analog simulators may behave poorly, or even fail. In this paper it is shown on two examples that the nonsmooth dynamical systems (NSDS) approach, which is made of 1) a specific modelling of the piecewise- linear electronic devices (ideal diodes, Zener diodes, transistors), 2) the Moreau's time-stepping scheme, and 3) specific iterative one-step solvers, supersedes simulators of the SPICE family and hybrid simulators. An academic example constructed in [Maffezzoni et al, IEEE Trans. on CADICS, Vol 25, No 11, November 2006], so that the Newton-Raphson scheme does not converge, and the buck converter, are used to make extensive comparisons between the NSDS method and other methods of the SPICE family and a hybrid-like method. The NSDS method, implemented in the Siconos platform developed at INRIA, proves to be on these two examples much faster and more robust with respect to the models parameters variations.
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Vincent Acary, Olivier Bonnefon, Bernard Brogliato. The nonsmooth dynamical systems approach for the analog simulation of switched circuits within the Siconos framework. [Research Report] RR-7061, INRIA. 2009, pp.26. ⟨inria-00423955⟩



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