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Transient analysis problem
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I need to find the value for C, where the voltage across the capacitor will not exceed a) 200V, b) 20V and c) 2V.
I have done it on pspice and got answers but I want to understand how to do the problem by hand. Your help is much appreciated
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Transient analysis problem http://imageshack.us/photo/myimages/827/99437379.jpg/ I need to find the value for C, where the voltage across the capacitor will not exceed a) 200V, b) 20V and c) 2V. I have done it on pspice and got answers but I want to understand how to do the problem by hand. Your help is much appreciated
 2 years ago
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tdabboudBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thank god, I have been working on this problem for 3 hours now
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tdabboudBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What I think I have come to is that i need to do an analysis for when t=0+ and t=100u as well as when t=100u+ and t=infinity
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imranmeah91Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Let me see , if I have that correctly There are two switches , one open at t=100 us other close at t=0 ?
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tdabboudBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i dont think that would matter though. I know when you have dc, the capacitor will open but i dont think it will in this case since the voltage across that resistor is the same as the capacitor
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imranmeah91Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well we have to consider phase lag if it is AC
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imranmeah91Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This is DC Parellel RC circuit First time for me
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imranmeah91Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I got some Differential equations that might work, hopefully
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tdabboudBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yeah same here..all of the examples are usually series RC and parallel RL. I think thats why it is so challenging. I made an attempt the first time to change the source and resistor into a non ideal current source. then find the current through the resistor. From that I feel that you may be able to get the right voltages but its very confusing. Another thing is I think it is two transient problems in one. one being 0<t<100us and the second being t>100us
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imranmeah91Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Did you get 9.91 uF using PSPICE?
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tdabboudBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well for 200 V you could have any value capacitance because the voltage across the resistor will peak at 150 V.. so you will never have a value of capacitance that can make it go higher
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imranmeah91Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
But isn't capacitor connected in parellel across the 300 V source?
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tdabboudBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the capacitor is parallel with the resistor....which is in series with the next resistor...which is in series with the voltage source
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imranmeah91Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh, I was looking at it wrong
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tdabboudBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so at t=0, the 300V will drop to 150V after the first 2 ohm resistor, since the capacitor and resistor are in parallel they will both have a voltage drop of 150 V. So this is the max voltage that can be across the capacitor no matter what the value. once 100us comes the capacitor stops charging and then discharges as you can see from my sloppy grapg
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imranmeah91Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So , I am assuming at t=0 , \[I_c= infintiy\]
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tdabboudBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
at t=0 the current through the resistor is not infinity so the current through the capacitor cannot be 0
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tdabboudBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sorry cannot be infinity
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imranmeah91Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh, it should start at 75 amps?
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tdabboudBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i do not think so. I am not sure how you got that. are you converting to NICS?
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imranmeah91Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I don't know what to do. Try www.physicsforums.com , if you haven't already; They may be able to help you . Good luck
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tdabboudBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok thanks I will try that! I too am an EE, junior, goodluck with your studies
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