Flying-Capacitor multilevel converter voltage balance dynamics for pure resistive load

S. Thielemans, A. Ruderman, J. A. Melkebeek

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Abstract

Multilevel converters need voltage balancing to be able to generate an output voltage with high quality. Flying capacitor converter topology has a natural voltage balancing property. Voltage balance dynamics analytical research methods reported to date are essentially based on a frequency domain analysis using double fourier transform. These complicated methods are not truly analytical, which makes an understanding of parameter influence on time constants difficult. In this paper, a straightforward time domain approach based on stitching of switch intervals piece-wise analytical solutions to a DC modulated H-bridge flying capacitor converter is discussed. This method allows to obtain time-averaged discrete and continuous voltage balance dynamics models. Using small-parameter approximation for pure resistive loads, simple and accurate expressions for voltage balance time constants are deduced, revealing their dependence on load parameters, carrier frequency and duty ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 8th International Symposium on Advanced Electromechanical Motion Systems and Electric Drives Joint Symposium, ELECTROMOTION 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 8th International Symposium on Advanced Electromechanical Motion Systems and Electric Drives Joint Symposium, ELECTROMOTION 2009 - Lille, France
Duration: Jul 1 2009Jul 3 2009

Publication series

Name2009 8th International Symposium on Advanced Electromechanical Motion Systems and Electric Drives Joint Symposium, ELECTROMOTION 2009

Other

Other2009 8th International Symposium on Advanced Electromechanical Motion Systems and Electric Drives Joint Symposium, ELECTROMOTION 2009
CountryFrance
CityLille
Period7/1/097/3/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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