Rapid Control Prototyping of Five-Level MMC based Induction Motor Drive with different Switching Frequencies

  • VENU MADHAV GOPALA Department of EEE, Anurag University, Venkatapur, Ghatkesar, Medchal Dist., Telangana State, India
  • T. Anil Kumar Department of EEE, Anurag University, Venkatapur, Ghatkesar, Medchal Dist., Telangana State, India
  • D. Krishna Department of EEE, Anurag University, Venkatapur, Ghatkesar, Medchal Dist., Telangana State, India
  • Ch. Srinivasa Rao Department of EEE, Anurag University, Venkatapur, Ghatkesar, Medchal Dist., Telangana State, India
  • Shashank Kumar Quarbz Info Systems, Kanpur, India
  • Sudipto Poddar Quarbz Info Systems, Kanpur, India
Keywords: Rapid Control Prototyping, Modular Multilevel Converter, Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation, Induction Motor, Typhoon HIL

Abstract

In this paper, Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) of five-level Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) based Induction Motor (IM) drive performance is observed with different switching frequencies. The Semikron based MMC Stacks with two half-bridge each are tested with the switching logic generated by phase and level shifted based Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation (SPWM) technique. The switching logic is generated by the Typhoon Hardware in Loop (HIL) 402. The disadvantages of Multilevel Converter like not so good output quality, less modularity, not scalable and high voltage and current rating demand for the power semiconductor switches can be overcome by using MMC. In this work, the IM drive is fed by MMC and the experimentally the performance is observed. The performance of the Induction Motor in terms of speed is observed with different switching frequencies of 2.5kHz, 5kHz, 7.5kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz and the results are tabulated in terms of Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of input voltage and current to the Induction Motor Drive. The complete model is developed using Typhoon HIL 2021.2 Version Real-Time Simulation Software.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Mohammed H Rashid, Power Electronics Handbook, Academic Press (Canada), Ed. 4, 1037-1114, 2017.

Kola Muralikumar, P Ponnambalam, Analysis of Cascaded Multilevel Inverter with a Reduced Number of Switches for Reduction of Total Harmonic Distortion, IETE Journal of Research, Vol. 65, No. 5, pp. 1-14, 2020.

Ronak A Rana, Sujal A Patel, Anand Muthusamy, Chee woo Lee, Hee-Je Kim, Review of multilevel voltage source inverter topologies and analysis of harmonics distortions in FC-MLI, Electronics, Vol.8, No. 11, pp. 1329-1366, 2019.

Jun Wang, Xu Han, Hao Ma, Zhihong Bai, Analysis and injection control of circulating current for modular multilevel converters, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 2280-2290, 2018.

Tian Liang, Venkata Dinavahi, Real-time device-level simulation of MMC-based MVDC traction power system on MPSoC, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 626-641, 2018.

Mattia Ricco, Marius Gheorghe, Laszlo Mathe, Remus Teodorescu, System-on-chip implementation of embedded real-time simulator for modular multilevel converters, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Cincinnati, pp. 1500-1505, 2017.

Mikhail Mudrov, Anatoliy Zyuzev, Konstantin Nesterov, Stanimir Valtchev, Hardware-in-the-loop system numerical methods evaluation based on brush DC-motor model, International Conference on Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (OPTIM) & 2017 Intl Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (ACEMP), Brasov, pp. 428-433, 2017.

Wei Li, Jean Bélanger, An equivalent circuit method for modelling and simulation of modular multilevel converters in real-time HIL test bench, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 2401-2409, 2016.

Potnuru Devendra, Ch Saibabu, Design and implementation methodology for rapid control prototyping of closed loop speed control for BLDC motor, Journal of Electrical Systems and Information Technology, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 99-111, 2018.

Krisztian Horváth, Marton Kuslits, Szilard Lovas, Model-based control algorithm development of induction machines by using a well-defined model architecture and rapid control prototyping, Electrical Engineering, Vol. 102, No. 3, pp.1-14, 2020.

E Himabindu E, Gopichand Naik, Modular current cell topology of seven and fifteen level csi with reduced count, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 8, pp. 2174-2178, 2019.

Luc-Andre Gregoire, Kamal Al-Haddad, Girish Nanjundaiah, Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) to reduce the development cost of power electronic converters, International Conference on Power Electronics 2010 (IICPE2010), New Delhi, pp. 1-6, 2010.

Mauricio Espinoza, Roberto Cárdenas, Matias Díaz, Andres Mora, Diego Soto, Modelling and control of the modular multilevel converter in back to back configuration for high power induction machine drives, 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Florence, pp. 5046-5051, 2016.

Carlos Melendez, Matias Diaz, Felix Rojas, Roberto Cardenas, Mauricio Espinoza, Control of a double fed induction generator based wind energy conversion system equipped with a modular multilevel matrix converter, Fourteenth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER), Monte-Carlo, pp. 1-11, 2019.

Yashobanta Panda, Analysis of cascaded multilevel inverter induction motor drives, National Institute of Technology (Rourkela), 2010.

P Ganesh, N Shanmugavadivu, Kr Santha, Single-Phase 63-Level Modular Multilevel Inverter fed Induction Motor Drive for Solar PV Applications, 4th International Conference on Electrical Energy Systems (ICEES), Chennai, pp. 596-604, 2018.

A Purna Chandra Rao, Y P Obulesh, Ch Sai Babu, Analysis and effect of switching frequency and voltage levels on total harmonic distortion in multilevel inverters fed BLDC drive, 7th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control (ISCO), Coimbatore, pp. 65-71, 2013.

Kalle Ilves, Antonios Antonopoulos, Staffan Norrga, Hans-Peter Nee, Steady-state analysis of interaction between harmonic components of arm and line quantities of modular multilevel converters, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 57-68, 2011.

T Kranti Kumar, Gopala Venu Madhav, Comparative analysis of fifteen level cascaded multi-level converter with different control strategies, Materials Today: Proceedings, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 2-11, 2021.

D Krishna, M Sasikala, V Ganesh, Mathematical modeling and simulation of UPQC in distributed power systems, IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Instrumentation and Communication Engineering (ICEICE), Karur, pp. 1-5, 2017.

E Himabindu, D Krishna, Venu Madhav Gopala, Performance of Intelligent Controller-Based Bearingless Switched Reluctance Motor, Advances in Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles, Springer (Singapore), pp. 355-373, 2022.

Published
2022-06-12
How to Cite
GOPALA, V. M., T. Anil Kumar, D. Krishna, Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Shashank Kumar, & Sudipto Poddar. (2022). Rapid Control Prototyping of Five-Level MMC based Induction Motor Drive with different Switching Frequencies. EMITTER International Journal of Engineering Technology, 10(1), 102-119. https://doi.org/10.24003/emitter.v10i1.637
Section
Articles

Funding data