Artículos de revistas
Hopf and Homoclinic bifurcations on the sliding vector field of switching systems in R3: A case study in power electronics
Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, v. 347, p. 12-20.
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC)
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG)
In this paper, Hopf and homoclinic bifurcations that occur in the sliding vector field of switching systems in R3 are studied. In particular, a dc–dc boost converter with sliding mode control and washout filter is analyzed. This device is modeled as a three-dimensional Filippov system, characterized by the existence of sliding movement and restricted to the switching manifold. The operating point of the converter is a stable pseudo-equilibrium and it undergoes a subcritical Hopf bifurcation. Such a bifurcation occurs in the sliding vector field and creates, in this field, an unstable limit cycle. The limit cycle is connected to the switching manifold and disappears when it touches the visible–invisible two-fold point, resulting in a homoclinic loop which itself closes in this two-fold point. The study of these dynamic phenomena that can be found in different power electronic circuits controlled by sliding mode control strategies are relevant from the viewpoint of the global stability and robustness of the control design.