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Design of a single-phase full-bridge diode rectifier power factor corrector educational test system

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2006
Ünal, Teoman
In this thesis an educational test bench for studying the power quality attributes of the commonly used single-phase full-bridge diode rectifiers with power factor correction (PFC) circuits is designed and tested. This thesis covers the active and passive power factor correction methods for single-phase bridge rectifier. Passive filtering approach with dc side inductor and tuned filter along with active filtering approach via singleswitch boost converter is considered. Analysis, simulation, and design of a single phase rectifier and PFC circuits is followed by hardware implementation and tests. In the active PFC approach, various control methods is applied and compared. The educational bench is aimed to useful for undergraduate and graduate power electronics course, power quality related laboratory studies.