• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 7, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Comparative Analysis of Two Level VSI and Three Level Neutral Point Clamped Inverter for Torque Ripple Reduction in Induction Drive


This paper presents the comparative analysis of various level of multilevel inverter for induction motor torque ripple minimization. The neutralpoint clamped (NPC) inverter is used an adequate solution in AC drives application. The Conventional inverters compared to multilevel inverters have many limitations in high-voltage and high-power applications like poor power quality, high voltage stress, EMI/EMC issue etc. Also proposed the Space Vector neutral point clamped inverter for Torque ripple reduction in induction drive. The Simple Space vector control scheme is applied to neutral point clamped inverter by reference torque estimation. In this proposed topology offer an improved performance in the form of torque ripple reduction scheme. The Classical direct torque control of two-level VSI scheme is compared with proposed three-level NPC scheme. The main aim of this paper to provide a significant method and control scheme to obtained torque ripple reduction in induction motor Drive. The result shows the performance of neutral point clamped inverter using CBPWM on induction drive. In this paper three levels VSI based Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) multilevel inverter fed induction motor drive is simulated, analyzed and compared with two levels VSI based NPC inverter drives. Torque of the motor is controlled by using space vector based direct torque control (DTC) method. The simulation results are carried out by using MATLAB/SIMULAINK environment.

Keywords:Direct Torque Control (DTC), Induction Drive, Multilevel Inverter, Neutral Point Clamped Inverter (NPC), Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM), Torque Ripple, Voltage Source Inverter (VSI)


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