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Experimental investigation on switching characteristics of IGBTs for traction application

Das, Subhas Chandra and Tiwari, Arvind and Kumar, Ajith K and Narayanan, G (2012) Experimental investigation on switching characteristics of IGBTs for traction application. In: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES), 16-19 Dec. 2012, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PEDES.2012.6484482


In traction application, inverters need to have high reliability on account of wide variation in operating conditions, extreme ambient conditions, thermal cycling and varying DC link voltage. Hence it is important to have a good knowledge of switching characteristics of the devices used. The focus of this paper is to investigate and compare switching characteristics and losses of IGBT modules for traction application. Dependence of device transition times and switching energy losses on dc link voltage, device current and operating temperature is studied experimentally.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to IEEE.
Keywords: Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor; Pulse Width Modulated Inverter; Switching Characteristic; Switching Loss; Traction Drive
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 10:23
Last Modified: 29 May 2013 10:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46419

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