A quad two-level inverter configuration for four-pole induction-motor drive with single DC link

N, Kiran Kumar and K, Sivakumar (2015) A quad two-level inverter configuration for four-pole induction-motor drive with single DC link. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 62 (1). pp. 105-112. ISSN 0278-0046

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A multilevel inverter topology for a four-pole induction-motor drive is presented in this paper, which is constructed using the induction-motor stator winding arrangement. A single dc source with a less magnitude when compared with conventional five-level inverter topologies is used in this topology. Therefore, power balancing issues (which are major challenges in conventional multilevel inverters) are minimized. As this configuration uses a single dc source, it provides a path for zero-sequence currents because of the zero-sequence voltages present in the output, which will flow through the motor phase winding and power electronic switches. To minimize these zero-sequence currents, sine-triangle pulsewidth modulation (SPWM) is used, which will shift the lower order harmonics near to switching frequency in the linear modulation region. However, in the case of overmodulation, harmonic voltages will be introduced close to the fundamental frequency. In this regard, a modified SPWM technique is proposed in this paper to operate the drive in the overmodulation region up to the modulation index of 2/surd{3}. The proposed quad two-level inverter topology is experimentally verified with a laboratory prototype on a four-pole 5-hp induction motor. Experimental results show the effectiveness of the proposed topology in the complete linear modulation region and the overmodulation region.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Induction-motor drive; Modified sine-triangle pulsewidth modulation (SPWM); Multilevel inverter; Overmodulation
Subjects: Physics > Electricity and electronics
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2015 05:07
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2015 07:12
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1310
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2014.2327577
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0278-0046/
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