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Hybrid LCI/VSI Power Circuit-A Universal High-Power Converter Solution for Wound Field Synchronous Motor Drives

Jain, Amit Kumar and Ranganathan, VT (2011) Hybrid LCI/VSI Power Circuit-A Universal High-Power Converter Solution for Wound Field Synchronous Motor Drives. In: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 58 (9). pp. 4057-4068.

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Load commutated inverter (LCI)-fed wound field synchronous motor drives are used for medium-voltage high-power drive applications. This drive suffers from drawbacks such as complex starting procedure, sixth harmonic torque pulsations, quasi square wave motor current, notches in the terminal voltages, etc. In this paper, a hybrid converter circuit, consisting of an LCI and a voltage source inverter (VSI), is proposed, which can be a universal high-power converter solution for wound field synchronous motor drives. The proposed circuit, with the addition of a current-controlled VSI, overcomes nearly all of the shortcomings present in the conventional LCI-based system besides providing many additional advantages. In the proposed drive, the motor voltage and current are always sinusoidal even with the LCI switching at the fundamental frequency. The performance of the drive is demonstrated with detailed experimental waveforms from a 15.8-hp salient pole wound field synchronous machine. Finally, a brief description of the control scheme used for the proposed circuit is given.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Publisher: IEEE
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Keywords: Field oriented control;Load commutated inverter (LCI); sensorless;thyristor;voltage source inverter (VSI);wound field synchronous motor
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2011 10:17
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2011 10:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/40401

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