I am (for educational and research purposes) trying to replace diodes with MOSFETs in a rectifier of a conventional automotive alternator (12V).
Before I proceed with hardware implementation, I would like to learn as much as possible about rectification itself and also synchronous rectification. I would like to know which parameters (hardware and software) affect parameters like efficiency and similar. I would also like to study how different MOSFET timing affects the rectification.
Can somebody suggest a good simulation software for a start? Also any advanced literature would be welcomed.