Selective Harmonic Elimination with Particle Swarm Optimization in Multilevel Inverters


DURAK E. S. , OKUMUŞ H. İ. , Usta M. A. , KAHVECİ H.

18th IEEE International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IEEE PEMC), Budapest, Macaristan, 26 - 30 Ağustos 2018, ss.1019-1024 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
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  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/epepemc.2018.8521959
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Budapest
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Macaristan
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1019-1024

Özet

This paper presents a heuristic approach to overcome the harmonic elimination problem in multilevel inverters. Particle Swarm Optimization is applied to solve the transcendental equations characterizing the harmonic contents so as to eliminate some lower order harmonics while producing the required fundamental voltage. The optimum switching angles are determined for a unipolar and fundamental frequency switching scheme. This technique can be used for any multilevel inverters with any number of levels; as an example in this paper, 7 and 11-level cascaded inverters are considered. The possible solution sets in linear modulation range are given for both inverters and the computational results are validated with the simulation studies. The obtained results show that the method does effectively suppress any number of specific harmonics and the output voltage waveform has low total harmonic distortion.