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Energies 2017, 10(8), 1189;

Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Switching Ripple in the DC-Link Voltage of Single-Phase H-Bridge PWM Inverters

Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, University of Bologna, Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy
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Received: 27 July 2017 / Revised: 8 August 2017 / Accepted: 9 August 2017 / Published: 11 August 2017
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Direct current (DC)-link voltage ripple analysis is essential for determining harmonic noise and for DC-link capacitor design and selection in single-phase pulse-width modulation (PWM) inverters. This paper provides an extensive theoretical analysis of DC-link voltage ripple for full-bridge (H-bridge) inverters, with simulation and experimental verifications, considering a DC source impedance (non-ideal DC voltage source). The DC voltage ripple amplitude is theoretically estimated as a function of the output current, both amplitude and phase angle, and the modulation index. It consists of a switching frequency component and a double-fundamental frequency component (i.e., 100 Hz), thereby both components are considered in the analysis. In particular, the peak-to-peak distribution, maximum amplitude, and root mean square (RMS) values of the voltage switching ripple over the fundamental period are obtained. Based on the DC voltage requirements, simple and effective guidelines for designing DC-link capacitors are obtained. View Full-Text
Keywords: voltage ripple; H-bridge inverter; pulse-width modulation (PWM) voltage ripple; H-bridge inverter; pulse-width modulation (PWM)

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Vujacic, M.; Hammami, M.; Srndovic, M.; Grandi, G. Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Switching Ripple in the DC-Link Voltage of Single-Phase H-Bridge PWM Inverters. Energies 2017, 10, 1189.

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