Switching Flow-Graph nonlinear modeling technique
A unified graphical modeling technique, "Switching Flow-Graph" is developed to study the nonlinear dynamic behavior of pulse-width-modulated (PWM) switching converters. Switching converters are variable structure systems with linear subsystems. Each subsystem can be represented by a flow-graph. The Switching Flow-Graph is obtained by combining the flowgraphs of the subsystems through the use of switching branches. The Switching Flow-Graph model is easy to derive, and it provides a visual representation of a switching converter system. Experiments demonstrate that the Switching Flow-Graph model has very good accuracy.
© Copyright 1994 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received March 17, 1993; revised April 18, 1994.