Special Issue "Dynamic Modelling and Control in Multilevel Converters"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2022 | Viewed by 2696
Interests: control system synthesis; voltage control; machine control; power control; power convertors; power grids; rectifying circuits; switching convertors; AC–DC power convertors; DC–AC power convertors; DC–DC power convertors; Lyapunov methods; asymptotic stability; bridge circuits; capacitors; cascade networks; discrete-time systems; electric current control; linear quadratic control; maximum power point trackers; photovoltaic power systems; power capacitors; power generation control; power system control; rectifiers
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Interests: control system synthesis; nonlinear control systems; PI control; adaptive control; closed-loop systems; differential algebraic equations; electric current control; integer programming; linear programming; machine control; manipulator dynamics; observers; position control; power control; rectifiers; rectifying circuits; robust control; stability; state feedback; switching convertors; table lookup; tracking; voltage control; voltage-source convertors; bifurcation
We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of "Dynamic Modelling and Control in Multilevel Converters".
Multilevel converters are used in various industrial, commercial, and domestic applications, such as grid-connected systems, HVDC transmission lines, active power filters, UPS, electrical drives, renewable power systems, etc. The efforts of researchers and industry has led to rapid and continual development in this field, which resulting in a wide variety of multilevel converter topologies, modulation techniques, and control strategies that enhance power quality, improve efficiency, and gains versatility. Despite this, there is still plenty of room for new improvements and proposals, as the control of such converters can be tackled from different perspectives aimed at different applications.
This Special Issue covers different aspects related to the design of control systems for multilevel converters, such as: modelling approaches, controller design, modulation techniques, fault-tolerant control, and performance analysis. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Modelling and control issues for new topologies of multilevel converters;
- New modulation strategies for multilevel converters;
- Stability analysis of multilevel converters;
- Fault-tolerant capability of multilevel converters and associated control methods;
- Control design and implementation issues for high-efficiency multilevel converters;
- Control techniques for grid-connected multilevel converters: issues and performance when connected to microgrids, weak grids, or working in islanded mode;
- Control approaches for medium- and high-voltage applications;
- Control, dynamics, and performance of multilevel converters in selected applications: aircraft, marine, space, electric vehicles, transmission lines, etc.
Prof. Dr. Francisco Salas Gómez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- multilevel converters
- modulation techniques
- control methods
- medium- and high-power systems
- renewable energy sources
- dynamic analysis and control
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: An improved phase-disposition pulse width modulation method for hybrid modular multilevel converter
Authors: Fayun Zhou; Yichao Wang; Hongqi Ding; Ning Xie
Affiliation: Hunan University, China
Abstract: The hybrid modular multilevel converter (MMC) consisting of half-bridge submodules (HBSMs) and full-bridge submodules (FBSMs) is a promising solution for overhead lines high-voltage direct current systems (HVDC) due to the advantages of direct current short circuit fault ride-through (DC-FRT) capability. This paper proposes an improved phase-disposition pulse width modulation (PDPWM) method for hybrid modular multilevel converter. The number of carriers can be reduced from 3N (N is the number of SMs in each arm) to 6. The theoretical harmonic analysis of the improved PDPWM method for hybrid MMC is performed by using double Fourier integral analysis. The influence of three carrier displacement angles between HBSMs and FBSMs in the upper and lower arms on harmonic characteristics are investigated. The output voltage harmonics minimization scheme and circulating current harmonics cancellation scheme can be achieved by selecting the optimum carrier displacement angles, respectively. The proposed method for hybrid MMC is verified by the simulation and experimental results.