A multilevel topology based on the T-type converter for SRM drives

V. Fernão Pires, Armando Cordeiro, A. J. Pires, J. F. Martins, Hao Chen

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Abstract

Multilevel power converters have been used in SRM drives to improve high speed operating characteristics and reduce switching frequency. Several topologies have been proposed to these drives but it requires an increased number of switches. In this paper it is presented a new multilevel topology for the SRM drives. This topology is based on the T-type structure and characterized by a reduced number of power semiconductors resulting in a low cost, size and weight system. With this topology it is possible to accelerate the magnetization and demagnetization process as well as the efficiency of the system through the reduction of the switching frequency at low speed operation. The characteristics and performance of the proposed topology will be verified through several numerical tests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 16th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference, BEC 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538673126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2019
Event16th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference, BEC 2018 - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 8 Oct 201810 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2018-October
ISSN (Print)1736-3705

Conference

Conference16th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference, BEC 2018
CountryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period8/10/1810/10/18

Keywords

  • multilevel operation
  • multilevel topology
  • switched reluctance motor (SRM)

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