This tutorial video gives an overview of thermal modeling in PLECS. An overview is given of the PLECS ideal switch concept and how device losses are calculated. We will demonstrate how to configure thermal descriptions for semiconductors using lookup tables for conduction and switching losses. Components from the thermal library will also be used to build a thermal network, starting with a heat sink.
While the demonstration is completed using PLECS Standalone, all of the concepts shown are also relevant in PLECS Blockset.
Part 2 of this video tutorial can be found here.