This paper proposes two graphycal procedure to mitigate h harmonics and to minimize the total harmonic distortion (THD), respectively. The paper considers a five-level inverter and fundamental frequency modulation: it computes the two switching angles able to reduce low order harmonics and able to minimize the THD. Simulation results are obtained and, in order to validate the proposed procedure, an experimental prototype is built and experimental results are carried out. The comparison between simulation and experimental results confirms the accuracy of the proposed graphycal procedure. It is shown that the switching angles to mitigate the third-fifth and the third-fifth-seventh harmonics exist only for few values of modulation index. The angles obtained by the THD minimization procedure and the corrensponding values of the amplitudes of the harmonic components are shown to verify the respect of grid code.

Graphical THD minimization procedure for single phase five-level converters

Buccella, C.;Cimoroni, M. G.;Cecati, C.
2017-01-01

Abstract

This paper proposes two graphycal procedure to mitigate h harmonics and to minimize the total harmonic distortion (THD), respectively. The paper considers a five-level inverter and fundamental frequency modulation: it computes the two switching angles able to reduce low order harmonics and able to minimize the THD. Simulation results are obtained and, in order to validate the proposed procedure, an experimental prototype is built and experimental results are carried out. The comparison between simulation and experimental results confirms the accuracy of the proposed graphycal procedure. It is shown that the switching angles to mitigate the third-fifth and the third-fifth-seventh harmonics exist only for few values of modulation index. The angles obtained by the THD minimization procedure and the corrensponding values of the amplitudes of the harmonic components are shown to verify the respect of grid code.
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