An 8/6 SRM Drive with a Multilevel Topology Based on a Cross-Switched Configuration

V. Fernão Pires, Daniel Foito, Armando José Pires, Armando Cordeiro, João F. Martins

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Abstract

SRM drives based on multilevel power electronic converter presents several advantages, like reducing the switching frequency and improve the operation of the motor under high speed. In this way, several multilevel power converter topologies have been developed for the SRM drives. In line with this, this paper proposes a new multilevel power converter topology for the 8/6 SRM drive. The topology was developed with the purpose to reduce the number of power semiconductors, without reducing the performance of the motor. The proposed topology was designed in a way that uses crossover switches. The operation of the power converter topology in all of their modes is analyzed in a detailed way. The verification of the global system performance (drive and motor) is realized by the implementation of simulation studies. Indeed, through these studies it is verified that at low speed operation the switching frequency is reduced, but maintaining the application of the maximum voltage during the magnetization and demagnetization process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 IEEE 14th International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages63-68
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728142180
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2020 - Virtual, Online, Portugal
Duration: 8 Jul 202010 Jul 2020

Conference

Conference14th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2020
CountryPortugal
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/07/2010/07/20

Keywords

  • multilevel converter
  • reduced power semiconductors
  • switched reluctance motor (SRM)
  • T-Type

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