A nine-level inverter topology for medium-voltage induction motor drive with open-end stator winding

Rajeevan, P P and Sivakumar, K and Gopakumar, K and Patel, C and Abu-Rub, H (2013) A nine-level inverter topology for medium-voltage induction motor drive with open-end stator winding. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 60 (9). pp. 3627-3636. ISSN 0278-0046

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A new scheme for nine-level voltage space-vector generation for medium-voltage induction motor (IM) drives with open-end stator winding is presented in this paper. The proposed nine-level power converter topology consists of two conventional three-phase two-level voltage source inverters powered by isolated dc sources and six floating-capacitor-connected H-bridges. The H-bridge capacitor voltages are effectively maintained at the required asymmetrical levels by employing a space vector modulation (SVPWM) based control strategy. An interesting feature of this topology is its ability to function in five-or three-level mode, in the entire modulation range, at full-power rating, in the event of any failure in the H-bridges. This feature significantly improves the reliability of the proposed drive system. Each leg of the three-phase two-level inverters used in this topology switches only for a half cycle of the reference voltage waveform. Hence, the effective switching frequency is reduced by half, resulting in switching loss reduction in high-voltage devices. The transient as well as the steady-state performance of the proposed nine-level inverter-fed IM drive system is experimentally verified in the entire modulation range including the overmodulation region

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Induction motor (IM) drives; multilevel inverters
Subjects: Physics > Electricity and electronics
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 05:57
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2014 05:57
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1071
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2012.2207654
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