Performance Analysis and Comparison of Post-Fault PWM Rectifiers Using Various Space Vector Modulation Methods

  • Zhu, Chong (School of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University) ;
  • Zeng, Zhiyong (School of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University) ;
  • Zhao, Rongxiang (School of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University)
  • Received : 2016.04.11
  • Accepted : 2016.08.08
  • Published : 2016.11.20


In this paper, some crucial performance characteristics related to the operational reliability of the post-fault Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) rectifiers, such as line current harmonic distortion, Common Mode Voltage (CMV), and current stress on the capacitors, are fully investigated. The aforementioned performance characteristics of post-fault rectifiers are highly dependent on the utilized space vector modulation (SVM) schemes, which are also examined. Detailed analyses of the three most commonly used SVM schemes for post-fault PWM rectifiers are provided, revealing the major differences in terms of the zero vector synthesis approaches. To compare the performances of the three SVM schemes, the operating principles of a post-fault rectifier are presented with various SVM schemes. Using analytical and numerical methods in the time domain, the performances of the line current distortion, common mode voltage and capacitor current are evaluated and compared for each SVM scheme. The proposed analysis demonstrates that the zero vector synthesis approaches of the considered methods have significant impacts on the performance characteristics of rectifiers. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed SVM schemes are discussed. The experimental results verify the effectiveness and validity of the proposed analysis.


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