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An Investigation on The Impacts of Inverter Modulation Techniques on The Performance of The Dual Inverter Drive

Sleiman, Mohammed (2020) An Investigation on The Impacts of Inverter Modulation Techniques on The Performance of The Dual Inverter Drive. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This work presents a comprehensive overview about the dual inverter drives in applications related to the electric vehicle industry. The requirement of efficient and integrated power electronic converter circuits has become an essential requirement to the vehicle function. Major research and progress have been made to achieve dual and bidirectional operation of power flow, while minimizing losses, volume and costs. This thesis surveys the single, three phase, and dual inverter structure and operation. The dual structures are earning growing attention due to their capability to provide multiple output voltages to the stator of the electric machine associated with the electric vehicle. The contribution of this work is to study the impact of the major modulation techniques on the regulated, dual inverter drive performance. The selected methods for evaluation include sinusoidal pulse width modulation, third harmonic injection pulse width modulation, and space vector modulation in terms of the drive’s output voltage, fundamental voltage and total harmonic distortion. The second investigation involves the manipulation of phase angle relationships between the gates of the two adjacent inverters, allowing the drive to achieve equal phase voltage and power between both inverters at varying loads.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Sleiman, Mohammedmos65@pitt.edumos650000-0002-1677-3150
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Thesis AdvisorGrainger, Brandonbmg10@pitt.edubmg100000-0001-5251-8766
Committee MemberKerestes, Robertrjk39@pitt.edurjk390000-0002-7249-5853
Committee MemberMao, Zhi-Hongzhm4@pitt.eduzhm40000-0002-3025-463X
Date: 29 July 2020
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 23 March 2020
Approval Date: 29 July 2020
Submission Date: 31 March 2020
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 107
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dual Inverter Drive - Modulation Techniques - Harmonics - Voltage Control - Energy Conversion - Phase Angle Control
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2020 18:16
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 18:16


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