PhD Student (2016 - 2020), Queen’s University - ePOWER Center
After completing his Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Isfahan University of Technology and his Masters in Power Electronics at the Toosi University of Technology, Omid Salari received his Ph.D. degree in Power Electronics from Queens University. During his extensive time in power electronics research, he has been using PSIM for many years but most recently he had utilized the simulation software at Queen’s University ePOWER Center.
“I used PSIM for simulation of the traction systems for electric vehicle applications. Also, I enjoyed PSIM DSP code generation for the synthesis of my algorithms for controlling the inverters.
In terms of accuracy, I was surprised how PSIM simulation results are close to the actual experiments. If the designed hardware is proper, you can expect the experimental results to match the PSIM simulation results.
PSIM has provided many blocks with different functions. In my opinion, all you need is a bit of creativity to apply the PSIM blocks in the proper way. Moreover, if you need to design something complicated, PSIM offers simplified C-block functionality where you can simply code whatever you have in mind in C language.
I have used other software as well, but I think PSIM as a specifically designed tool for power electronics simulations is very fast and accurate.
It cannot be beaten when it comes to user-friendliness, simplicity of use, and work with shortcut keys that you can arrange based on your taste.
Whenever I get confused or stuck using a block, I simply go through the PSIM help. One other thing I like about PSIM is the various practical examples that come with the software. They are indeed very helpful.
PSIM has been my golden move whenever I wanted to do something new during my research experience over the last 8 years.”