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Variable frequency control and filter design for optimum energy extraction from a SiC wind inverter

Hussein, Abdallah; Castellazzi, Alberto

Authors

Abdallah Hussein

Alberto Castellazzi



Abstract

This paper proposes the optimised control and filter design of a 12 kW 3-phase 2-level wind inverter specifically taking into account the intermittent nature of the input power. In particular, the applied control scheme aims at optimising the low-load efficiency, which corresponds to the most frequent operational condition in time, by varying the switching frequency. Specifically, a silicon carbide (SiC) converter is addressed, which operates at relatively high frequency, thus enabling a significant reduction of the filter elements. So, the output filter design also needs to be optimised to ensure that the inverter electro-magnetic performance and the size reduction enabled by SiC are kept. That is achieved by designing a variable inductor based on soft saturation core material.

Citation

Hussein, A., & Castellazzi, A. (2018). Variable frequency control and filter design for optimum energy extraction from a SiC wind inverter. In 2018 International Power Electronics Conference (IPEC-Niigata 2018 -ECCE Asia)doi:10.23919/IPEC.2018.8507493

Conference Name 2018 International Power Electronics Conference (IPEC-Niigata 2018-ECCE Asia)
Start Date May 20, 2018
End Date May 24, 2018
Acceptance Date Jan 10, 2018
Publication Date Oct 25, 2018
Deposit Date Jan 9, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jan 9, 2019
Book Title 2018 International Power Electronics Conference (IPEC-Niigata 2018 -ECCE Asia)
ISBN 9784886864055
DOI https://doi.org/10.23919/IPEC.2018.8507493
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1459050
Publisher URL https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8507493
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