Analysis and design of a cost effective converter for switched reluctance motor drives using component sharing

Z. Zhang, Chow Norbert Cheung, Ka Wai Eric Cheng, X. D. Xue, J. K. Lin, Y. J. Bao

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Abstract

In this paper, a new and cost effective converter, consisting of "half-bridge" IGBT modules and SCRs, for switched reluctance motor drives is proposed. The new method allows the sharing of the IGBT bridge to the switched reluctance motors winding, thus it significantly reduce by half of the component cost. The proposed converter topology is a variation of the conventional asymmetric bridge converter for switched reluctance motor drives. However, utilization of switch modules is enhanced considerably. The requirements of switched reluctance motor drives on converters and the operation of the proposed converter are analyzed and discussed. Furthermore, the simulation and experimental results confirm the feasibility of the proposed converter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 4th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2011
Event2011 4th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2011 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 8 Jun 201110 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference2011 4th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, PESA 2011
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period8/06/1110/06/11

Keywords

  • Converter topology
  • Switched reluctance motor drives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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