A new dual series-connected Nine-Switch Converter topology for a twelve-phase induction machine wind energy system

Sherif M. Dabour, Ayman S. Abdel-Khalik, Shehab Ahmed, Ahmed M. Massoud

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Abstract

This paper introduces a new transformerless converter topology for Multiphase-Based Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECSs). In this topology, a twelve-phase induction generator is integrated to the grid using dual Nine-Switch Converters (NSCs) connected in series forming a high voltage cascaded dc-link. For this generator phase number, this topology reduces the total number of semiconductor devices in the machine side converter by 25% than conventional topologies, where four three-phase two-level voltage source converters are typically needed. Moreover, it offers a high ac-dc boosting capability, which facilities a transformerless system operation. The twelve-phase induction generator can be regarded as dual symmetrical six-phase windings with a spatial displacement of 30°. Therefore, each NSC controls each six-phase winding set. The dc-link midpoint balancing is achieved based on controlling the (x-y) current components of the two winding groups. The proposed topology and its control system are analyzed and simulated under different operating cases using MATLAB/SIMULINK.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 11th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages139-144
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509049639
ISBN (Print)9781509049639
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 28 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2017 - Cadiz, Spain
Duration: Apr 4 2017Apr 6 2017

Publication series

Name2017 11th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2017

Conference

Conference11th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering, CPE-POWERENG 2017
CountrySpain
CityCadiz
Period04/4/1704/6/17

Keywords

  • Dc-link voltage balancing
  • Induction machine
  • Multiphase machine
  • Nine-switch converter
  • Wind energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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