Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 32, Pages: 1-9
S. Nagarajan1 and N. Rajendran2*
1 Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Pallikaranai, Chennai – 600100, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
2 Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bharath University, Chennai–600073, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
This paper investigates the performance of Trans Z- source inverter (abbreviated as T ZSI) fed induction motor drive under various fault conditions. With development in power electronics and remarkable improvement in control techniques, induction motor has evolved as a variable speed machine. For critical applications, continuous operation of the drive is of paramount importance. However, their performance is restricted by electrical and mechanical faults. When any fault occurs, the phase and line voltages of the inverters get decreased. This leads to reduction of torque and speed of the motor and hence the operation of induction motor is interrupted. This states the importance for fault diagnosis of T Z-Source inverter fed induction motor to analyse the performance of the drive under faulty conditions. The performance of the induction motor under various faults is verifiedby MATLABsimulationof a5Hpinductionmotor fedby a highperformance ZSI andthe simulationresults arepresented. A comparative evaluation of Z-source and T Z-source topologies is done for the same load torque conditions.
Keywords: AC Motor Drives, Fault Diagnosis, T Z-source, Z-source Inverter
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