Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration

  • ID: 4523396
  • Book
  • 600 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A comprehensive survey of advanced multilevel converter design, control, operation and grid–connected applications

Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration presents a comprehensive review of the core principles of advanced multilevel converters, which require fewer components and provide higher power conversion efficiency and output power quality.  The authors noted experts in the field explain in detail the operation principles and control strategies and present the mathematical expressions and design procedures of their components.

The text examines the advantages and disadvantages compared to the classical multilevel and two level power converters. The authors also include examples of the industrial applications of the advanced multilevel converters and offer thoughtful explanations on their control strategies. Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration provides a clear understanding of the gap difference between research conducted and the current industrial needs. This important guide:

  • Puts the focus on the new challenges and topics in related areas such as modulation methods, harmonic analysis, voltage balancing and balanced current injection
  • Makes a strong link between the fundamental concepts of power converters and advances multilevel converter topologies and examines their control strategies, together with practical engineering considerations
  • Provides a valid reference for further developments in the multilevel converters design issue
  • Contains simulations files for further study

Written for university students in electrical engineering, researchers in areas of multilevel converters, high–power converters and engineers and operators in power industry, Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration offers a comprehensive review of the core principles of advanced multilevel converters, with contributions from noted experts in the field.

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I A review on Classical Multilevel Converters

1 Classical Multilevel Converters
Gabriel H. P. Ooi, Ziyou Lim and Hossein Dehghani

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Classical Two–Level Converter

1.3 The Need of Multilevel Converters

1.4 Classical Three–Level Converters

1.5 Classical Multilevel Converters

1.6 Summary

1.7 References

2 Multilevel Modulation Methods
Ziyou Lim, Harikrishna R. Pinkymol and Hossein Dehghani

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Carrier–Based Modulation

2.3 Space Vector Modulation

2.4 Summary

2.5 References

3 Mathematical Modeling of Classical Three–Level Converters
Gabriel H. P. Ooi

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Three–Level Diode Clamped Converter

3.3 Three–Level Flying Capacitor Converter

3.4 Summary

3.5 References

4 Voltage Balancing Methods for Classical Multilevel Converters
Gabriel H. P. Ooi and Harikrishna R. Pinkymol

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Active Balancing by Adding DC Offset Voltage to Modulating Signals

4.3 Measurement Results for DC Offset Modulation Control

4.4 Natural Balancing by using Star Connected RC Filter

4.5 Measurement Results for Natural Balancing Method

4.6 Space Vector Modulation with Self–Balancing Technique

4.7 Comparative Evaluation

4.8 Summary

4.9 References

II Advanced Multilevel Rectifiers and their Control Strategies

5 Unidirectional Three–Phase Three–Level Unity–Power Factor Rectifier
Gabriel H. P. Ooi and Hossein Dehghani

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Circuit Configuration

5.3 Operation Principle

5.4 Modulation Scheme

5.5 Control Strategy

5.6 Mathematical Modeling

5.7 Design Considerations

5.8 Validation

5.9 Experimental Verification

5.10 Applications

5.11 Summary

5.12 References

6 Bidirectional and Unidirectional Five–Level/Multiple–Pole Multilevel Rectifiers
Gabriel H. P. Ooi

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Circuit Configuration

6.2.1 Bidirectional Front–End Five–Level/Multiple–Pole Multilevel Diode–Clamped Rectifier

6.2.2 Unidirectional Five–Level/Multiple–Pole Multilevel Switch–Clamped Rectifier

6.3 Operation Principle

6.4 Modulation Scheme

6.5 Control Strategy

6.6 Mathematical Modeling

6.7 Design Considerations

6.8 Comparative Evaluation

6.9 Experimental Verification

6.10 Applications

6.11 Summary

6.12 References

7 Five–Level/Multiple–Pole Multilevel VIENNA Rectifier
Gabriel H. P. Ooi, Liu Fangrui and Ali I. Maswood

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Circuit Configuration

7.3 Operation Principle

7.4 Modulation Scheme

7.5 Control Strategy

7.6 Mathematical Modeling

7.7 Design Considerations

7.8 Validation

7.9 Applications

7.10 Summary

7.11 References

8 Five–Level/Multiple–Pole Multilevel Rectifier with Reduced Components
Gabriel H. P. Ooi

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Circuit Configuration

8.3 Operation Principle

8.4 Modulation Scheme

8.5 Control Strategy

8.6 Mathematical Modeling

8.7 Design Considerations

8.8 Validation

8.9 Experimental Verification

8.10 Applications

8.11 Summary

8.12 References

9 Four Quadrant Reduced Modular Cell Rectifier
Ziyou Lim

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Circuit Configuration

9.3 Operation Principle

9.4 Modulation Scheme

9.5 Control Strategy

9.6 Mathematical Modeling

9.7 Design Considerations

9.8 Experimental Verification

9.9 Applications

9.10 Summary

9.11 References

III Advanced Multilevel Inverters and their Control Strategies

10 Transformerless Five–Level/Multiple–Pole Multilevel Inverters with Single dc Bus Configuration
Gabriel H. P. Ooi, Harikrishna R. Pinkymol and Hossein Dehghani

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Five–Level Multiple–Pole Concept

10.3 Circuit Configuration and Operation Principles

10.4 Operation Principle

10.5 Modulation Scheme

10.6 Control Strategy

10.7 Mathematical Modeling

10.8 Design Considerations

10.9 Losses in Power Devices

10.10 Validation

10.11 Experimental Verification

10.12 Applications

10.13 Summary

10.14 References

11 Transformerless Seven–Level/Multiple–Pole Multilevel Inverters with Single Input Multiple Output (SIMO) Balancing Circuit
Gabriel H. P. Ooi

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Circuit Configuration and Operation Principles

11.3 Single Input Multiple Output Voltage Balancing Circuit

11.4 Operation Principle

11.5 Modulation Scheme

11.6 Control Strategy

11.7 Mathematical Modeling

11.8 Design Considerations

11.9 Experimental Verification

11.10 Applications

11.11 Summary

11.12 References

12 Three–Phase Seven–Level Three–Cell Lightweight Flying Capacitor Inverter
Ziyou Lim

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Circuit Configuration

12.3 Operation Principles

12.4 Modulation Scheme

12.5 Control Strategy

12.6 Mathematical Modeling

12.7 Design Considerations

12.8 Harmonic Characteristics

12.9 Experimental Verification

12.10 Applications

12.11 Summary

12.12 References

13 Three–Phase Seven–Level Four–Cell Reduced Flying Capacitor Inverter
Ziyou Lim

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Circuit Configuration

13.3 Operation Principles

13.4 Modulation Scheme

13.5 Control Strategy

13.6 Mathematical Modeling

13.7 Design Considerations

13.8 Experimental Verification

13.9 Applications

13.10 Summary

13.11 References

14 Active Neutral Point Clamped Inverters
Ziyou Lim

14.1 Introduction

14.2 Circuit Configuration

14.3 Operation Principle

14.4 Modulation Scheme

14.5 Mathematical Modeling

14.6 Design Considerations

14.7 Multiple Voltage Quantities Enhancement Control

14.8 Common Mode Reduction Control

14.9 Applications

14.10 Summary

14.11 References

15 Multilevel–Level Z–Source Inverters
Muhammad Musthafa Roomi

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Two–Level Z–Source Inverter

15.3 Three–Level Single Z–Source Network with Neutral–Point Connected to Split Capacitor Bank Inverter

15.4 Three–Level Single Z–Source Network with Neutral–Point Connected to Split Input dc–sources Inverter

15.5 Three–level Dual Z–Source Neutral–Point–Clamped Inverter

15.6 Modulation Methods for Three–Level Z–Source Neutral–Point–Clamped Inverter

15.7 Modulation Method for Three–level Dual Z–Source Neutral–Point–Clamped Inverter

15.8 Reference Disposition Level Shifted Pulse Width Modulation for Non–Ideal Dual Z–Source Network Neutral–Point–Clamped Inverter

15.9 Applications

15.10 Summary

15.11 References

IV Grid–Integration Applications of Advanced Multilevel Converters

16 Multilevel Converter–Base Photovoltaic Power Conversion
Hossein Dehghani, Georgios Konstantiou and Josep Pou

16.1 Introduction

16.2 Photovoltaic Power Conversion Principles

16.3 Three–Level Neutral–Point–Clamped Inverter–Based Photovoltaic Power Plant

16.4 Seven–Level Cascaded H–Bridge Inverter–Based Photovoltaic Power Plant

16.5 Summary

16.6 References

17 Multilevel Converter–Based Wind Power Conversion
Khan Md Shafquat Ullah

17.1 Introduction

17.2 Wind Power Conversion Principles

17.3 Three–Level Neutral–Point–Clamped Inverter–Based Wind Turbine System

17.4 Multilevel Unity Power Factor Rectifier–Based Wind Turbine System

17.5 Summary

17.6 References

18 Multilevel–Level Z–Source Inverter–Based Fuel Cell Power Generation
Muhammad Musthafa Roomi

18.1 Introduction

18.2 Fuel Cell Power Conversion Principles

18.3 Modeling of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

18.4 Circuit Configuration

18.5 Control Strategy

18.6 Validation

18.7 Summary

18.8 References

19 Multilevel Converter–Based Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System
Muhammad Musthafa Roomi, Khan Md Shafquat Ullah and Harikrishna R. Pinkymol

19.1 Introduction

19.2 A Space Vector Modulated Five–Level Multiple–pole Multilevel Diode Clamped Based–static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM)

19.3 Multilevel Converter–Based Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR)

19.4 Summary

19.5 References

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