Fault tolerance ability analysis and evaluation of three-phase voltage source converters

Yu Peng, Meng Huang, Xiaoming Zha, Chi Kong Tse

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The three-phase voltage source converter (VSC) is a strongly nonlinear system for a large number of power electronic switching devices and corresponding control links contained. Disturbed by the grid side fault or DC side load change in the AC/DC hybrid system, the large-capacity converter will generate complex response, which brings about unpredictable influences on the power grid. This paper studies the transient response of a three-phase VSC under typical grid fault conditions. Firstly, based on the average mode, the nonlinear characteristic of the inner current loop in the three-phase VSC is analyzed. And the Lyapunov stability criterion is adopted to analyze the stability of VSC after a grid fault. Then the fault depth and duration are taken as indices to evaluate the fault tolerance ability of VSC. Finally, the effectiveness of theoretical analysis and calculation is verified by cycle-by-cycle simulations of the grid-connected system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-115
Number of pages7
JournalDianli Xitong Zidonghua/Automation of Electric Power Systems
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2016


  • Fault tolerance ability
  • Grid-connected converters
  • Lyapunov stability
  • Nonlinear analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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