PWM strategies dedicated to three-phase two-levels VSI and their impact on AC drives

Pwm Strategies Dedicated to Three-phase Two-levels VSI and Their Impact on AC Drives 

A Review

Nicolas Patin
Romain Cousseau
Najib Rouhana
The Dung Nguyen

Laboratoire d’Électromécanique de Compiègne,UTC Rue Roger Couttolenc, 60200 Compiègne, France

Renault, Technocentre, 1 av. du Golf, 78084 Guyancourt cedex, France

Valeo Engine and Electrical Systems rue André Boulle, 94046 Créteil cedex, France

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30 July 2014
2 June 2015
31 August 2014
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The aim of this paper is to present a large panel of Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) strategies dedicated to Voltage Source Inverters (VSI) in a generalized framework in order to exhibit their impact on a global system, especially disturbances introduced not only on the DC and AC sides but also on the static converter itself (switching losses). In the introduction, the context of this study is described. Section 2 recalls the model of the three-phase two-level VSI and a generalized carrier-based representation of PWM strategies studied in this paper is given. In section 3, three criteria are given in order to evaluate every strategy. They are applied on several strategies in section 4 and verified with a real test bench in section 5.


three-phase VSI, PWM strategies, open-loop, performances, AC side, DC side, switching losses.

1. Introduction
2. Modeling
3. Performance criteria
4. PWM Strategies
5. Experimental results
6. Conclusions

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