Modern semiconductor devices have reached high current and voltage
levels, and their power-handling limits can be extended if they are
used in multilevel converter configurations. To create
high-performance and reliable control designs, however, engineers
need in-depth understanding of the characteristics and operation of
these topologies. Multilevel Converters for Industrial Applications
presents a thorough and comprehensive analysis of multilevel
converters with a common DC voltage source. The book offers a novel
perspective to help readers understand the principles of the
operation of voltage-source multilevel converters as power
processors, and their capabilities and limitations. The book begins
with an overview of medium-voltage power converters and their
applications. It then analyzes the topological characteristics of
the diode-clamped multilevel converter, the flying capacitor
multilevel converter, and the asymmetric cascaded multilevel
converter. For each topology, the authors highlight particular
control issues and design trade-offs. They also develop relevant
modulation and control strategies. Numerous graphical
representations aid in the analysis of the topologies and are
useful for beginning the analysis of new multilevel converter
topologies. The last two chapters of the book explore two case
studies that analyze the behavior of the cascade asymmetric
multilevel converter as a distribution static compensator and shunt
active power filter, and the behavior of the diode-clamped topology
configured as a back-to-back converter. These case studies
demonstrate how to address the associated control problems with
advanced control and modulation schemes. Examining recent advances,
this book provides deep insight on the design of high-power
multilevel converters and their applications. It is a valuable
reference for anyone interested in medium-voltage power conversion,
which is increasingly being used in industry and in renewable
energy and distributed generation systems to improve efficiency and
|Country of origin:
Sergio Alberto Gonzalez
• Santiago Andres Verne
• Maria Ines Valla
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