Picture of wind turbine against blue sky

Open Access research with a real impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) within Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is producing Open Access research that can help society deploy and optimise renewable energy systems, such as wind turbine technology.

Explore wind turbine research in Strathprints

Explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research content

Comparison between flying capacitor and modular multilevel inverter

Adam, G.P. and Anaya-Lara, O. and Burt, G.M. and Finney, S.J. and Williams, B.W. and McDonald, J.R. (2009) Comparison between flying capacitor and modular multilevel inverter. In: IECON 2009, the 35th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and ICELIE 2009, the 3rd IEEE International Conference on E-Learning in Industrial Electronics, 2009-09-03 - 2009-09-05. (Unpublished)

[img]
Preview
PDF
Comparison_between_FLC_and_MMC_IECON2009_1_.pdf - Preprint

Download (644kB) | Preview

Abstract

The paper describes the operational principle of flying capacitor and modular multilevel inverters. The detailed discussions of dc link capacitors voltage balancing methods for both inverters are given in order to enable fair comparison. The causes of dc link capacitors voltage imbalance in flying capacitor multilevel inverter with more than three levels are highlighted. Computer simulation is used to compare the performance of both inverters under several operating conditions.