Pulse width-modulated (PWM) inverters are used more and more to operate electrical machines and to interface renewable energy systems with the utility grid. However, there are abundant high-frequency harmonics in the output voltage of a PWM inverter, which increase the iron losses and result in derating of the machine or transformer connected to them. Predicting the iron losses caused by the PWM supply is critical for the design of electrical machines and transformers operated by PWM inverters. These losses are primarily attributed to eddy-current loss caused by the PWM supply. In this paper, after analyzing the harmonic components of PWM inverter voltage, the effects of different parameters of PWM switching on the eddy-current loss has been derived. The iron loss modelled with the proposed analytical methods on a three-phase transformer and is compared with the results of finite element analysis. This paper presents detailed equations for the prediction of iron loss. These equations can be directly applied in the design and control of PWM converters and electric motors to improve energy efficiency and reduction in total harmonic distortion in electrical machines and transformers operated by PWM converters.
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R. Mayuri, Sinnou, N. R., and K. Ilango, “Eddy current loss modelling in transformer iron losses operated by PWM inverter”, in 2010 Joint International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems, PEDES 2010 and 2010 Power India, New Delhi, 2010.