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Common Mode Voltage Mitigation Techniques In Electric Vehicle Neutral-point Clamped Inverter Fed PMSM Drive System

Electric vehicles (EV) are gaining popularity due many reasons like environmental concerns, scarcity of Fossil Fuels, Fuel Cost, and availability of Renewable Energy Sources etc. The Electric Drive is constituted by a Power Converter and an Electric Machine, such machines suffer from Common Mode Voltage (CMV) effects. CMV is the zero-sequence voltage generated due to the switching action of power converters. The CMV introduces leakage currents through the bearings, leading to premature failures and reducing the propulsion system life cycles. As future EV power converters will rely on wide bandgap semiconductors with high switching frequency operation, CMV problems will become more prevalent. CMV reduction methods involves inclusion of dedicated filters and the implementation of specific modulation techniques. Majority of power converters for CMV mitigation are single-phase topologies intended for photovoltaic applications. Solutions in the form of three-phase topologies that could be applied to EVs are very limited. This work deals with dealing the issues related to CMV and to optimise the solution for the same from EV drive and inverter perspective.

Department & Campus

Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering, Bengaluru campus

Skillsets Preferred from Applicants

Power Electronics Basics, Control Techniques

Faculty Profile

Electric Vehicles – Power Electronics and Drives – Doctoral Research Topic
Dr. K. Deepa

Associate Professor,
Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering,
School of Engineering,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru

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