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LABORATORY

EXPERIMENT
NO. 07

INTRODUCTION TO
PSIM
OBJECTIVE
1. Provide a better understanding of how to use PSIM for simulating complex power electronic
circuits.
2. Provide techniques for building good power electronic circuits and practicing these
techniques by solving hands-on circuits .

DISCUSSION
PSIM is a simulation package specifically designed for power electronics and control circuits.
OVERVIEW
Manufactured by Powersim Inc. It allows fast simulation and it has a friendly user interface.
PSIM is indicated for system-level simulation, control loop design and motor drive system
studies. The basic PSIM package consists of three programs:
 circuit schematic program (SIMCAD)
 simulator program (PSIM)
 waveform display program (SIMVIEW).

CREATING AND SIMULATING CIRCUIT

• Click the File Menu, then select New.


• In order to place the respective source, select Elements  Source.
• To place the components of the circuit, select from the drop down list of Elements  Power.
• Select Elements  Others  Probes to place voltmeter and ammeter wherever required.
• Select Simulate  Simulation Control.
– place the clock near the circuit
– Simulation control dialog box is displayed
– Set the respective values
• Select Simulate  Run Simulation.
• SIMVIEW dialog box opens. For its settings followings parameters will be of help:
– Axis Menu

– Screen Menu
A screen is selected by clicking the left mouse on top of the screen. The dialog box of the
Add/Delete Curves function is shown below.

All the data variables available for display are in the Variables Available box, and the variables
currently being displayed are in the Variables for Display box. After a variable is highlighted in the
Variables Available box, it can be added to the Variables for Display box by clicking on “Add ->”.
Similarly, a variable can be removed from display by highlighting the variable and clicking on “<-
Remove”. In the Edit Box, a mathematical expression can be specified.
A mathematical expression can contain brackets and is not case sensitive. The following math
functions are allowed:
+ addition
- subtraction
* multiplication
/ division
^ to the power of [Example: 2^3 = 2*2*2]
SQRT square-root function
SIN sine function
COS cosine function
TAN tangent function
ATAN inverse tangent function
EXP exponential (base e) [Example: EXP(x) = ex]
LOG logarithmic function (base e) [Example: LOG(x) = ln (x)]
LOG10 logarithmic function (base 10)
ABS absolute function
SIGN sign function [Example: SIGN(1.2) = 1; SIGN(-1.2)=-1]

Type this expression in the Edit Box, and click on “Add ->”. Highlight the expression on the right,
click on “<- Remove”, and the expression will be moved into the Edit Box for further editing.
– View Menu

– Option Menu

– Label Menu
Single Phase Full Wave Rectifier

LAB TASKS
Question No # 01
Simulate the following circuits and show curves for Load Current, Load Voltage and Source
Voltage. (firing angles for observation: 0o, 45o, 90o, 135o, 180o)
– Single Phase Half Wave Rectifier
– Single Phase Full Wave Rectifier, Symmetrical and Asymmetrical rectifier.
– Three Phase Half Wave Three Pulse Rectifier
– Three Phase Full Wave Six Pulse Rectifier

Question No # 02
Design the circuits of Question No # 01 with RL load. Show curves for Load Current, Load
Voltage and Source Voltage. (firing angles for observation: 0o, 45o, 90o, 135o, 180o)

Question No # 03
Simulate the circuits of Question No # 02 in Inverter Mode.