Investigation of PWM-controlled MOSFET with inductive load
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesis
This report is the basis for a Bachelor of Science thesis in engineering done at Volvo Powertrain in Gothenburg. The problem consisted of investigating a circuit with a PWM-controlled MOSFET driving a DC-motor.
The problem was to investigate what caused the circuit to break the transistor. Finally an improvement of the circuit is designed making the MOSFET withstand the stressful conditions exposed to.
An overall description of the problems with switching an inductive load using a MOSFET as switch is done. Some methods to protect the MOSFET from failure are also discussed. Finally a discussion is held to suggest what broke the MOSFET, and an improved design is proposed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2002.
Electronics, MOSFET, Inductive load, Inductive switching
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1271OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-1271DiVA: diva2:18589