1 April 2016 Design of piezoelectric transformer for DC/DC converter with stochastic optimization method
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Piezoelectric transformers were adopted in recent year due to their many inherent advantages such as safety, no EMI problem, low housing profile, and high power density, etc. The characteristics of the piezoelectric transformers are well known when the load impedance is a pure resistor. However, when piezoelectric transformers are used in AC/DC or DC/DC converters, there are non-linear electronic circuits connected before and after the transformer. Consequently, the output load is variable and due to the output capacitance of the transformer the optimal working point change. This paper starts from modeling a piezoelectric transformer connected to a full wave rectifier in order to discuss the design constraints and configuration of the transformer. The optimization method adopted here use the MOPSO algorithm (Multiple Objective Particle Swarm Optimization). We start with the formulation of the objective function and constraints; then the results give different sizes of the transformer and the characteristics. In other word, this method is looking for a best size of the transformer for optimal efficiency condition that is suitable for variable load. Furthermore, the size and the efficiency are found to be a trade-off. This paper proposes the completed design procedure to find the minimum size of PT in need. The completed design procedure is discussed by a given specification. The PT derived from the proposed design procedure can guarantee both good efficiency and enough range for load variation.
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Dejan Vasic, Dejan Vasic, Lionel Vido, Lionel Vido, "Design of piezoelectric transformer for DC/DC converter with stochastic optimization method", Proc. SPIE 9806, Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems 2016, 98061A (1 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2218625; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2218625

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