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Medium-Voltage Drive for Induction Machine With Multilevel Dodecagonal Voltage Space Vectors With Symmetric Triangles

Kaarthik, Sudharshan R and Gopakumar, K and Mathew, Jaison and Undeland, Tore (2015) Medium-Voltage Drive for Induction Machine With Multilevel Dodecagonal Voltage Space Vectors With Symmetric Triangles. In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, 62 (1). pp. 79-87.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1109/TIE.2014.2327576


Multilevel inverters with dodecagonal (12-sided polygon) voltage space vector structure have advantages, such as complete elimination of fifth and seventh harmonics, reduction in electromagnetic interference, reduction in device voltage ratings, reduction of switching frequency, extension of linear modulation range, etc., making it a viable option for high-power medium-voltage drives. This paper proposes two power circuit topologies capable of generating multilevel dodecagonal voltage space vector structure with symmetric triangles (for the first time) with minimum number of dc-link power supplies and floating capacitor H-bridges. The first power topology is composed of two hybrid cascaded five-level inverters connected to either side of an open-end winding induction machine. Each inverter consists of a three-level neutral-point-clamped inverter, which is cascaded with an isolated H-bridge making it a five-level inverter. The second topology is for a normal induction motor. Both of these circuit topologies have inherent capacitor balancing for floating H-bridges for all modulation indexes, including transient operations. The proposed topologies do not require any precharging circuitry for startup. A simple pulsewidth modulation timing calculation method for space vector modulation is also presented in this paper. Due to the symmetric arrangement of congruent triangles within the voltage space vector structure, the timing computation requires only the sampled reference values and does not require any offline computation, lookup tables, or angle computation. Experimental results for steady-state operation and transient operation are also presented to validate the proposed concept.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 445 HOES LANE, PISCATAWAY, NJ 08855-4141 USA
Keywords: Dodecagonal voltage space vectors; induction motor drive; multilevel inverters; space vector pulsewidth modulation (PWM); symmetric triangles
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2015 07:05
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2015 07:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50742

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