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A Voltage Space Vector Diagram Formed by Nineteen Concentric Dodecagons for Medium-Voltage Induction Motor Drive

Kaarthik, Sudharshan R and Gopakumar, K and Cecati, Carlo and Nagy, Istvan (2015) A Voltage Space Vector Diagram Formed by Nineteen Concentric Dodecagons for Medium-Voltage Induction Motor Drive. In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, 62 (11). pp. 6748-6755.

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In this paper, a multilevel dodecagonal voltage space vector structure with nineteen concentric dodecagons is proposed for the first time. This space vector structure is achieved by cascading two sets of asymmetric three-level inverters with isolated H-bridges on either side of an open-end winding induction motor. The dodecagonal structure is made possible by proper selection of dc link voltages and switching states of the inverters. The proposed scheme retains all the advantages of multilevel topologies as well as the advantages of dodecagonal voltage space vector structure. In addition to that, a generic and simple method for calculation of pulsewidth modulation timings using only sampled reference values (v(alpha) and v(beta)) is proposed. This enables the scheme to be used for any closed-loop application such as vector control. In addition, a new method of switching technique is proposed, which ensures minimum switching while eliminating the fifth-and seventh-order harmonics and suppressing the eleventh and thirteenth harmonics, eliminating the need for bulky filters. The motor phase voltage is a 24-stepped wave-form for the entire modulation range thereby reducing the number of switchings of the individual inverter modules. Experimental results for steady-state operation, transient operation, including start-up have been presented and the results of fast Fourier transform analysis is also presented for validating the proposed concept.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 445 HOES LANE, PISCATAWAY, NJ 08855-4141 USA
Keywords: Cascaded H-bridge (CHB); dodecagonal voltage space vector structure; induction motor drive; multilevel inverters; neutral-point-clamped inverter; pulsewidth modulation (PWM)
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 05:06
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 05:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52712

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