Special Issue "Industrial Applications of Power Electronics II"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Power Electronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Eduardo M. G. Rodrigues
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Management and Production Technologies of Northern Aveiro—ESAN, Estrada do Cercal, 449, Santiago de Riba-Ul, 3720-509 Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal
Interests: advanced industrial power electronics applications; instrumentation and signal acquisition; digital signal processing; maintenance engineering; advanced control techniques and implementation
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Dr. Edris Pouresmaeil
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Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Aalto University, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Interests: application of power electronics in power and energy sectors; stability analysis of power grids; analysis and control of power networks; microgrid modelling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

In recent years, power electronics have been intensely contributing to the development and evolution of new structures for the processing of energy. It is becoming very common to generate electrical energy in different ways and convert it into another form in order to be able to use it—for instance, renewable sources, battery banks, and the transmission of electric power in direct current (DC), which make available the voltage of the network in different levels in detriment to the supplied voltage from the grid. The main users of these signals are the electronic equipment that use voltages at levels different from that available from the grid; the drives of electrical machines, which modify the voltage of the electrical network (amplitude and frequency) to control the machines; and finally in electrical systems, DC power transmission and frequency conversion.

Two leading trends are currently noticeable in the power systems field of study. The first trend is the increasingly and prevalent employment of renewable energy resources. The second trend is decentralized energy generation. This scenario raises many challenges. Therefore, the design, development, and optimization of power electronics and controller devices are required in order to face such challenges. New microprocessor control units (MCUs) could be utilized for power production control and for remote control operation, while power electronic converters are and could be utilized to control the power flow.

Nevertheless, power electronics can be used for a wide range of applications, from power systems and electrical machines to electric vehicles and robot arm drives. In conjunction with the evolution of microprocessors and advanced control theories, power electronics is playing an increasingly essential role in our society.

Thus, in order cope with the obstacles lying ahead, original studies and modeling methods can be developed and proposed that could overcome the physical and technical boundary conditions and at the same time consider technical, economic, and environmental aspects. The objective of this Special Issue is to present studies in the field of electrical energy conditioning and control using circuits and electronic devices, with emphasis on power applications and industrial control. Therefore, researchers are invited to submit their manuscripts to this Special Issue and contribute their models, proposals, reviews, and studies.

Dr. Eduardo M. G. Rodrigues
Dr. Edris Pouresmaeil
Prof. Dr. Radu Godina
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • power converters
  • electrical machines
  • power grid stability analysis
  • power network analysis and control
  • power electronics switching devices
  • simulations of power electronic systems
  • renewable power generation technologies
  • industrial, commercial, and residential applications
  • solar inverters
  • power control of wind turbines
  • motor drives
  • power semiconductor devices
  • multilevel converters
  • fault diagnosis in electrical machines
  • power supplies
  • converters in microgrid applications
  • power electronics in smart grid
  • manufacturing of components and assemblies used in power electronics
  • manufacturing, quality, and testing of power electronics equipment
  • electric/hybrid vehicle converters
  • power quality, harmonics, and reactive power compensation
  • electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic interference (EMI)

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An Impedance Source Multi-Level Three Phase Inverter with Common Mode Voltage Elimination and Dead Time Compensation
Electronics 2020, 9(10), 1639; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9101639 - 04 Oct 2020
Abstract
Currently, most electro-mechanical drive systems that require speed control use pulse-width modulated (PWM) variable frequency drives known as adjustable speed drives (ASD). The high switching speeds of the electronics switches are essential for proper operation of the ASD. Common mode voltage (CMV) has [...] Read more.
Currently, most electro-mechanical drive systems that require speed control use pulse-width modulated (PWM) variable frequency drives known as adjustable speed drives (ASD). The high switching speeds of the electronics switches are essential for proper operation of the ASD. Common mode voltage (CMV) has its origin in the PWM switching. The CMV increases the stress on the coils and windings, reduces the life of the bearing and, therefore, has a significant impact on motor life cycle. In this paper, a variant of a PWM-based space vector modulation (SVPWM) switching algorithm is proposed to control both the shoot-through intervals and the dead time of the power switches that could be compensated. The proposed algorithm is implemented on a platform consisting of an impedance source network in the DC side of the topology with the purpose of mitigating the CMV and capability of voltage boosting. Since similar methods have achieved a CMV reduction of 1/6 of the DC link voltage so far, in this paper, while surpassing the disturbing current harmonics, the high efficiency is fully accessible. The presented experimental results verify the effectiveness of the proposed approach by slightly increasing the total harmonic distortion (THD) and reducing the converter losses. Full article
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