Interleaved dc-dc converters with integrated magnetic components capable to achieve high power density have recently gained attention in automotive applications for eco-friendly transportation. These circuits may contribute to the downsizing of powertrains for electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) using close-coupled inductors (CCIs) and loosely coupled inductors (LCIs). In this study, a novel core model for size and loss calculation of the interleaved converter with integrated winding coupled inductors (IWCIs) is proposed to assess the size of magnetic components. This assessment was carried out using the parameters of a 1-kW circuit. As a result, interleaved converters with IWCIs proved to be more effective than the converters with LCIs and CCIs for downsizing the magnetic components. In contrast, it was also found that the interleaved converter with LCIs achieved downsizing of the magnetic component at a duty ratio close to 50%. Finally, the effectiveness of the calculation model was validated through experimental tests.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering