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A Beginner’s Guide

By
Melvin Koshy

E-mail:
11kvac@gmail.com
melvinkoshy@gmail.com
PSIM interface

Select File / New


All the components are available under the elements menu. Explore it
yourself
Let’s start by setting up a simple circuit - HALF WAVE RECTIFIER

Click on components and place it in the work panel

Double click each element to change the values. Right-click to rotate an element.

Connect the elements by ‘wire’ tool.

Before starting simulation, select simulation control from simulate tab.

Place the clock at convenient portion in work panel

Specify the time step, total time and other requisite parameters.

Close simulation control window


Click “Run Simulation” or press F8

On running the simulation the SIMVIEW window will be opened automatically.

If it does not open automatically, click “Run Simview” from Simulation tab or press Alt+F8

Select parameter to be displayed (voltage in this case) to be displayed


SIMULATION RESULTS

CIRCUIT - 2
POSITIVE CLIPPER

SIMULATION RESULTS
CIRCUIT - 3

SIMULATION RESULTS

Note the difference in output. The wave is clipped at +3V. The minimum
of the wave is -6V which is due to the voltage divider action of two 1
ohm resistors
CIRCUIT – 4
DOUBLE CLIPPER

SIMULATION RESULTS
CIRCUIT – 5

RL Circuit

SIMULATION RESULTS
CIRCUIT – 6

Single phase half wave controller with R Load

Set Alpha (DC voltage) = 30V


Set alpha control (firing angle) to 30 degrees.
The firing angle block i.e. alpha controller is available from the elements
menu
SIMULATION RESULTS

Firing angle = 30 deg


The peak value of parameters are shown in the measure window

Firing angle = 90deg


Set Alpha (DC voltage) = 90V
Set alpha control (firing angle) to 90 degrees.
Firing angle = 120 deg
Set Alpha (DC voltage) = 120V
Set alpha control (firing angle) to 120 degrees.
Single phase semiconverter with RL Load

Replace the R load by RL load from the elements tab as shown below
CIRCUIT – 7

Single phase AC voltage controller with R Load

SIMULATION RESULTS