Analysis and implementation of power management and control strategy for six-phase multilevel ac drive system in fault condition

Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar and Grandi, Gabriele and Blaabjerg, Frede and Wheeler, Patrick and Ojo, Joseph Olorunfemi (2016) Analysis and implementation of power management and control strategy for six-phase multilevel ac drive system in fault condition. Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal, 19 (1). pp. 31-39. ISSN 2215-0986

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Abstract

This research article exploits the power management algorithm in post-fault conditions for a six-phase (quad) multilevel inverter. The drive circuit consists of four 2-level, three-phase voltage source inverter (VSI) supplying a six-phase open-end windings motor or/impedance load, with circumstantial failure of one VSI investigated. A simplified level-shifted pulse-width modulation (PWM) algorithm is developed to modulate each couple of three-phase VSI as 3-level output voltage generators in normal operation. The total power of the whole ac drive is shared equally among the four isolated DC sources. The developed post-fault algorithm is applied when there is a fault by one VSI and the load is fed from the remaining three healthy VSIs. In faulty conditions the multilevel outputs are reduced from 3-level to 2-level, but still the system propagates with degraded power. Numerical simulation modelling and experimental tests have been carried out with proposed post-fault control algorithm with three-phase open-end (asymmetrical induction motor/R-L impedance) load. A complete set of simulation and experimental results provided in this paper shows close agreement with the developed theoretical background.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Dual three-phase motor; Multilevel inverter; Multi-phase motor drive; Open-end winding; Post-fault tolerance; Multilevel PWM; Level-shifted PWM
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jestch.2015.07.007
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 13:21
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 00:40
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/42784

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