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<a href=Home > Circuit Theorems and Conversions > EWB > Electronics Workbench Circuit Simulation > EWB Electronics Workbench Circuit Simulation In this tutorial, several example circuits from this chapter are simulated in EWB using multiSIM and the results compared to the calculated results. Verifications of several circuit theorems are illustrated. In the exercises at the end of the tutorial, you will construct other circuits and run the simulations. In this tutorial, you will ∑ Construct EWB circuits ∑ Use EWB measurements to verify the superposition theorem ∑ Use EWB measurements to verify Thevenin's theorem ∑ Use EWB measurements to verify Norton's theorem Example 8-1 This example shows that the measured current through R in textbook Figure 8-26 agrees with the calculated value that was determined by applying the superposition theorem. Figure 8-1 Solution The measured value of the current through R is 925.9 A. This small (1.7%) difference from the calculated value of 910 is because of rounding in each step of the calculation. Simulation Connect the circuit in Figure 8-1 and run the simulation. " id="pdf-obj-0-14" src="pdf-obj-0-14.jpg">

EWB

Electronics Workbench Circuit Simulation

In this tutorial, several example circuits from this chapter are simulated in EWB using multiSIM and the results compared to the calculated results. Verifications of several circuit theorems are illustrated. In the exercises at the end of the tutorial, you will construct other circuits and run the simulations. In this tutorial, you will

Construct EWB circuits

Use EWB measurements to verify the superposition theorem

Use EWB measurements to verify Thevenin's theorem

Use EWB measurements to verify Norton's theorem

Example 8-1

This example shows that the measured current through R 3 in textbook Figure 8-26 agrees with the calculated value that was determined by applying the superposition theorem.

<a href=Home > Circuit Theorems and Conversions > EWB > Electronics Workbench Circuit Simulation > EWB Electronics Workbench Circuit Simulation In this tutorial, several example circuits from this chapter are simulated in EWB using multiSIM and the results compared to the calculated results. Verifications of several circuit theorems are illustrated. In the exercises at the end of the tutorial, you will construct other circuits and run the simulations. In this tutorial, you will ∑ Construct EWB circuits ∑ Use EWB measurements to verify the superposition theorem ∑ Use EWB measurements to verify Thevenin's theorem ∑ Use EWB measurements to verify Norton's theorem Example 8-1 This example shows that the measured current through R in textbook Figure 8-26 agrees with the calculated value that was determined by applying the superposition theorem. Figure 8-1 Solution The measured value of the current through R is 925.9 A. This small (1.7%) difference from the calculated value of 910 is because of rounding in each step of the calculation. Simulation Connect the circuit in Figure 8-1 and run the simulation. " id="pdf-obj-0-55" src="pdf-obj-0-55.jpg">

Figure 8-1

Solution The measured value of the current through R 3 is 925.9 A. This small (1.7%) difference from the

calculated value of 910

is because of rounding in each step of the calculation.

Simulation Connect the circuit in Figure 8-1 and run the simulation.

Example 8-2

This example illustrates the measurement of Thevenin voltage and resistance for the circuit in textbook Figure 8-33 and the resulting equivalent circuit.

Example 8-2 This example illustrates the measurement of Thevenin voltage and resistance for the circuit in

Figure 8-2

Solution The measurements of V TH and R TH agree with those calculated in textbook Example 8-10.

Simulation Connect the original circuit in Figure 8-2 and run the simulations to measure V TH and R TH .

Remove the voltmeter and connect a 100

load resistor between points A and B in both the original circuit

and the equivalent circuit. Also connect an ammeter and verify that the current in the load is the same for the Thevenin equivalent circuit as it is for the original circuit.

Example 8-3

This example illustrates the measurement of the Norton equivalent current for the circuit in the previous example and a comparison of the equivalency of Thevenin’s and Norton’s circuits.

Figure 8-3 Solution The Norton current for the circuit is 28.99 mA as shown in theLegal and Privacy Terms " id="pdf-obj-2-2" src="pdf-obj-2-2.jpg">

Figure 8-3

Solution The Norton current for the circuit is 28.99 mA as shown in the measurement in the circuit at the left. The Norton resistance is the same as the Thevenin resistance found in the previous example. The two equivalent circuits at the right show that when the same load resistance is connected to both the Thevenin and the Norton circuits, the load current is the same, 16.95 mA in this case. This illustrates that they are equivalent to each other as well as to the original circuit. The dc current source is available in the Sources parts bin.

Simulation Connect the circuit in Figure 8-3 and run the simulation. Then, place a 100

load resistor in

series with the ammeter in the original circuit. You will observe that the current through the load is 16.95 mA, which is the same as in each of the equivalent circuits.

EWB Exercises

  • 1. Connect the circuit in Figure 8-3 and measure the output voltage for R L = 560

and for R L = 1 k _.

Compare the measurements with the calculations in textbook Example 8-1.

  • 2. Connect the circuit in textbook Figure 8-20 and measure the current through R 2 . Compare the result with the value determined in textbook Example 8-7.

  • 3. Measure voltage and current for the load resistor in the bridge circuit in textbook Figure 8-40. Do the measured values agree with the values determined in textbook Example 8-11 using Thevenin’s theorem?

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Figure 8-3 Solution The Norton current for the circuit is 28.99 mA as shown in theLegal and Privacy Terms " id="pdf-obj-2-55" src="pdf-obj-2-55.jpg">