A method for the suppression of fluctuations in the neutral-point potential of a three-level NPC inverter with a capacitor-voltage loop

Zhang, Yun and Li, Jing and Li, Xinmin and Cao, Yanfei and Sumner, Mark and Xia, Changliang (2017) A method for the suppression of fluctuations in the neutral-point potential of a three-level NPC inverter with a capacitor-voltage loop. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 32 (1). pp. 825-836. ISSN 0885-8993

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Abstract

This paper investigates the problem of fluctuation of the neutral-point potential (NPP) in a three-level NPC inverter with a capacitor-voltage loop. The phase pulse width duty cycle disturbance PWM method is proposed to suppress the NPP fluctuation efficiently. Based on the basic carrier-based Phase Disposition (PD) PWM method, the average pulse neutral-point current model is established. Then the frequency, amplitude and equivalent initial phase of the NPP fluctuation are analyzed based on the current model. According to the alternating error of the DC-link capacitor voltages, a capacitor-voltage loop with a quasi PR (proportional resonant) controller is presented. The control variable, which varies with the modulation index, phase current, load power factor, etc, can be obtained from the quasi PR controller. Finally, an experimental three-level NPC inverter is described and the validity and feasibility of the proposed method are verified by experimental results.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: Three-level NPC inverter, neutral-point potential, capacitor-voltage loop, fluctuation-suppression.
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/TPEL.2016.2536176
Depositing User: Burns, Rebecca
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 08:59
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2016 03:54
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39381

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