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Abdolreza Sheikholeslami

Bio: Abdolreza Sheikholeslami is an academic researcher from Babol Noshirvani University of Technology. The author has contributed to research in topics: Harmonic & Total harmonic distortion. The author has an hindex of 18, co-authored 73 publications receiving 1342 citations. Previous affiliations of Abdolreza Sheikholeslami include University of Mazandaran & University of Tehran.


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TL;DR: This paper presents a new E-type module for asymmetrical multilevel inverters (MLIs) with reduced components that makes some preferable features with a better quality than similar modules such as the low number of semiconductors and dc sources and low switching frequency.
Abstract: This paper presents a new E-type module for asymmetrical multilevel inverters (MLIs) with reduced components. Each module produces 13 levels with four unequal dc sources and 10 switches. The design of the proposed module makes some preferable features with a better quality than similar modules such as the low number of semiconductors and dc sources and low switching frequency. Also, this module is able to create a negative level without any additional circuit such as an H-bridge, which causes reduction of voltage stress on switches. Cascade connection of the proposed structure leads to a modular topology with more levels and higher voltages. Selective harmonics elimination pulse width modulation (SHE-PWM) scheme is used to achieve high-quality output voltage with lower harmonics. MATLAB simulations and practical results are presented to validate the proposed module good performance. Module output voltage satisfies harmonics standard (IEEE519) without any filter in output.

268 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors proposed a new module for asymmetrical multilevel inverters with a low number of components, which is a square combination of two back-to-back T-type inverters and some other switches.
Abstract: This paper introduces a new module for asymmetrical multilevel inverters with a low number of components. The module is a square combination of two back-to-back T-type inverters and some other switches. A square T-type module produces 17 levels by 12 switches and 4 unequal dc sources (two 3 V DC and two 1 V DC). Also, it can be extended as a cascade connection in two strategies to achieve more levels. The module and its cascade connection are suitable for the applications in several dc sources systems such as photovoltaic farms, which lead to a modular topology with more voltage levels at higher voltages. Inherent creation of the negative voltage levels without any additional circuit (such as H-bridge circuit) is one of the main features of the proposed module. The low total harmonic distortion of the output voltage/current and low number of semiconductors are among the other advantages of the proposed module. A nearest level control method as a switching technique is used to produce high quality output voltage with lower harmonic contents. Simulations have been performed in MATLAB/Simulink and a prototype is implemented in the Power Electronics Laboratory; both the simulation and experimental results show a good performance.

246 citations

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TL;DR: Simulation and experimental results validate a good dynamic performance of the proposed hybrid modulation technique in firing the NPC inverter switches to generate low-harmonic voltage waveforms supplying balanced and unbalanced loads while balancing the dc capacitor voltages in a four-wire network with small dc-link capacitors.
Abstract: In this paper, selective harmonic mitigation (SHM) and selective harmonic elimination (SHE) modulation techniques have been combined to produce appropriate pulses for a four-leg three-level neutral point clamped (NPC) inverter. In the proposed hybrid method, the SHM technique is applied to phase legs in order to mitigate non-triplen harmonics (fifth, seventh, $\ldots$ ) , and the fourth leg is controlled by the SHE principle to eliminate important low-order triplen harmonics (third, ninth, $\ldots$ ) completely. In this context, it is demonstrated that using SHM instead of an SHE modulator for phase legs leads to a reduced vast range of harmonic orders in the NPC output voltage, significantly. Moreover, it is proved that the presented hybrid switching technique has the ability of dc-bus capacitor voltage balancing, inherently. Furthermore, analyses are performed to calculate the dc-bus capacitances accurately to show 5% voltage ripple acceptably. Simulation and experimental results validate a good dynamic performance of the proposed hybrid modulation technique in firing the NPC inverter switches to generate low-harmonic voltage waveforms supplying balanced and unbalanced loads while balancing the dc capacitor voltages in a four-wire network with small dc-link capacitors.

96 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors proposed new modulation strategies based on predictive current control (PCC) for three-phase pulse width modulation inverters-fed AC motor drive systems which mitigate the common-mode voltage and moreover, decrease the harmonic contents of output currents.
Abstract: Pulse width modulation controlled inverters produce common-mode voltage, which has been reported to cause many system drawbacks. This voltage along with high d v /d t raises leakage currents which can result in serious problems such as motor damage and electromagnetic interference to the surrounding equipment. Also common-mode voltage is responsible for bearing failure and overvoltage stress to the winding insulation of an AC motor. Therefore knowledge of reducing common-mode voltage is essential to provide a correct insight into the design of the drive system. Previous methods for common-mode voltage reduction cause extra harmonic in output currents, since they are based on voltage control. This study proposes new modulation strategies based on predictive current control (PCC) for three-phase pulse width modulation inverters-fed AC motor drive systems which mitigate the common-mode voltage and moreover, decrease the harmonic contents of output currents. As PCC can be employed in low voltage and medium voltage drive applications, the proposed strategies have been implemented on two-level and three-level neutral-point clamped inverter. A comparative study of proposed techniques with traditional ones has been carried out from the output current total harmonic distortion point of view. Simulation results and mathematical analyses, along with experimental tests for two-level inverter using Texas Instrument DSP model TMS320F28335, confirm that the new strategies improve behavior of drive systems in comparison with previous methods.

76 citations

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TL;DR: Experimental tests' results of a four-leg NPC inverter as UPS application prove the good dynamic performance and accuracy of the proposed implemented switching technique in producing associated pulses for the inverter switches at very low frequency to mitigate/eliminate undesired harmonic orders from the output phase/line voltage waveforms without using bulky filters.
Abstract: This paper presents a hybrid selective harmonic mitigation (SHM)-selective harmonic elimination (SHE) switching technique based on pulse-amplitude modulation (PAM) concept. It has been applied on a four-leg neutral-point-clamped (NPC) inverter to eliminate and mitigate more harmonic orders than recently proposed hybrid SHM-SHE-pulse width modulation (PWM) method while generating switching pulses at the same frequency. In conventional SHE and SHM techniques, equations are solved to attain the switching angles. Regarding the PAM, value of inverter dc voltage can be considered as an additional degree of freedom by which the flexibility of such techniques would be increased maintaining the switching frequency. In the proposed SHM-SHE-PAM, the conventional equations are reformulated to obtain constant switching angles for a vast range of modulation index $(m_{a})$ applied on a four-leg NPC inverter. Switching pulses of the three-phase legs and the fourth leg are calculated to mitigate the nontriplen harmonics and eliminate the triplen ones, respectively. Due to the unique switching angles valid in the whole range for $m_{a}$ , the calculation time and volume (storage capacity) are significantly reduced leading to a simpler controller implementable on a low-risk and cheap AVR chip. Experimental tests’ results of a four-leg NPC inverter as UPS application prove the good dynamic performance and accuracy of the proposed implemented switching technique in producing associated pulses for the inverter switches at very low frequency to mitigate/eliminate undesired harmonic orders from the output phase/line voltage waveforms without using bulky filters.

72 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, a multilevel commutation cell is introduced for high-voltage power conversion, which can be applied to either choppers or voltage-source inverters and generalized to any number of switches.
Abstract: The authors discuss high-voltage power conversion. Conventional series connection and three-level voltage source inverter techniques are reviewed and compared. A novel versatile multilevel commutation cell is introduced: it is shown that this topology is safer and more simple to control, and delivers purer output waveforms. The authors show how this technique can be applied to either choppers or voltage-source inverters and generalized to any number of switches.<>

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TL;DR: This paper reviews several inertia and frequency control techniques proposed for variable speed wind turbines and solar PV generators and includes inertia emulation, fast power reserve, and droop techniques, which are used to release the RESs reserve power at under frequency events.
Abstract: Preservation of the environment has become the main motivation to integrate more renewable energy sources (RESs) in electrical networks. However, several technical issues are prevalent at high level RES penetration. The most important technical issue is the difficulty in achieving the frequency stability of these new systems, as they contain less generation units that provide reserve power. Moreover, new power systems have small inertia constant due to the decoupling of the RESs from the AC grid using power converters. Therefore, the RESs in normal operation cannot participate with other conventional generation sources in frequency regulation. This paper reviews several inertia and frequency control techniques proposed for variable speed wind turbines and solar PV generators. Generally, the inertia and frequency regulation techniques were divided into two main groups. The first group includes the deloading technique, which allow the RESs to keep a certain amount of reserve power, while the second group includes inertia emulation, fast power reserve, and droop techniques, which is used to release the RESs reserve power at under frequency events.

575 citations

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TL;DR: Five main submodules (SMs) to be used as the basic structures of MLIs are presented and categorized and investigated with from different perspectives such as the number of components, the ability to create inherent negative voltage, working in regeneration mode and using single dc source.
Abstract: Multilevel inverters (MLIs) are being used in wide range of power electronic applications. These converters have attracted a lot of attention during recent years and exist in different topologies with similar basic concepts. This paper presents five main submodules (SMs) to be used as the basic structures of MLIs. The paper reviews the common MLI topologies from the structural point of view. The topologies are divided into the different SMs to show conventional MLI configurations and future topologies that can be created from the main SMs. A comparative study between different topologies is performed in detail. The MLIs are categorized and investigated with from different perspectives such as the number of components, the ability to create inherent negative voltage, working in regeneration mode and using single dc source.

298 citations

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TL;DR: This paper aims to comprehensively review and classify various transformerless inverters with detailed analytical comparisons, and to give more insight on the CM characteristics and leakage current, computer simulations of major transformer less inverter topologies have been performed in PLECS software.
Abstract: In photovoltaic (PV) applications, a transformer is often used to provide galvanic isolation and voltage ratio transformations between input and output. However, these conventional iron- and copper-based transformers increase the weight/size and cost of the inverter while reducing the efficiency and power density. It is therefore desirable to avoid using transformers in the inverter. However, additional care must be taken to avoid safety hazards such as ground fault currents and leakage currents, e.g., via the parasitic capacitor between the PV panel and ground. Consequently, the grid connected transformerless PV inverters must comply with strict safety standards such as IEEE 1547.1, VDE0126-1-1, EN 50106, IEC61727, and $\text{A}S/N$ ZS 5033. Various transformerless inverters have been proposed recently to eliminate the leakage current using different techniques such as decoupling the dc from the ac side and/or clamping the common mode (CM) voltage (CMV) during the freewheeling period, or using common ground configurations. The permutations and combinations of various decoupling techniques with integrated voltage buck–boost for maximum power point tracking (MPPT) allow numerous new topologies and configurations which are often confusing and difficult to follow when seeking to select the right topology. Therefore, to present a clear picture on the development of transformerless inverters for the next-generation grid-connected PV systems, this paper aims to comprehensively review and classify various transformerless inverters with detailed analytical comparisons. To reinforce the findings and comparisons as well as to give more insight on the CM characteristics and leakage current, computer simulations of major transformerless inverter topologies have been performed in PLECS software. Moreover, the cost and size are analyzed properly and summarized in a table. Finally, efficiency and thermal analysis are provided with a general summary as well as a technology roadmap.

258 citations