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(2) Switching frequency can be low. The simulation parameters are shown in Table 2. and the P WM control in Matlab/Simulink. 000 00 . thus greatly shortening the time to set up and simulate a system. The most popular and easiest technique to implement uses several triangle carrier signals and one reference. That is. The SimCoupler Module is an add-on module to the PSIM software [8]. PWM modulation of six -level DCMLI. respectively. Table 2. simulations have been conducted to verify the effectiveness of the algorithm. -3 -2 -1 0123 tim (s) e 017 06 . The SimCoupler Module enables Matlab/Simulink us ers to implement and simulate power circuits in their original circuit form. the sine wave amplitude determines modulation factor. which have DC bias for each voltage level. the DCMLI power circuit is simulated in PSIM. Previous authors have extended several differe nt two-level multilevel carrier -based PWM techniques as a means for controlling the active devices in a multilevel inverter. increase stray inductance [6]. IV. signal per phase. the duty cycle of each voltage level is determined by the ratio of the sine wave amplitude to the triangular carrier signal amplitude. 083 03 .has the following advantages and disadvantages. SIMULATION RESULTS Matlab/Simulink and PSIM software packages were linked and run concurrently to perform this software implementation.00139 H Using PWM modulation explained above. First. which includes electric circuits and motor drives. It provides interface between PSIM and Matlab/Simulink for co-simulation. The gate signals of six-level DCMLI power circuit are produced by triangle and sinusoidal comparison in . (2) Many diodes make physical lay out difficult. PWM METHOD for SIX -LEVEL DCMLI Pulse width modulation (PWM) strategies used in a conventional inverter can be modified to use in multilevel inverters. (3) Reactive current and negative -phase-sequence current can be controlled. Disadvantages: (1) Many diodes are used for clamping. so that part of a system can be implemented and simulated in PSIM. as shown in Figu re 3. and the rest in Matlab/Simulink. III.g. Blocks in Matlab/Simulink generates the PWM switching pattern technique. Simulation parameters. Advantages: (1) DC-link capacitors are common to three phases. or modulation. e. In this modulation method. SimCoupler module provides interface between Matlab/Simulink and PSIM software packages for co -simulation. PWM modulation in Matlab Simulink block diagrams and the six -level DCMLI power circuit in PSIM are shown in Figure 4 and Figure 5. The PWM method generates switching signals by comparing one sinusoidal signal and five triangular wave signals. The SimCoupler Module is straightforward and easy to use with minimum input from users. Switching frequency 2000 Hz Frequency 50 Hz DC Bus voltage (5xV DC) 120 V Load Rs 20 ohm Load Ls 0. and one modulation factor generates only one pattern of output pulse width [7]. Figure 3. Figure 3 shows the principle of the PWM method for a multilevel inverter.

. PWM Modulation in Matlab Simulink.Matlab/Simulink blocks. The interface is done through link nodes in PSIM. one can make full use of PSIM¶s capability in Power simulation and Matlab/Simulink capability in control simulation in a complementary way. Vbnr ms Va b t hd Vab cn Vab cn2 Vab cn Va b c Va b To Workspace si n Sin e R e fer en ce S i mC o u p l e r_ R 1 1 sine INV_GATE I nv e rt e r g at e si gn a ls Iab c Iab cn Iab c signal THD Discrete To t al H a r mo n i c Di storsion I n RS M Discrete R M S v al u e In1 Out 1 Out2 O ut3 Ou t4 Out 5 Out6 O ut7 Ou t8 Out9 Out10 Out11Out12 Out13 Out14 Out15 Data Conversion Figure 4. With the SimCoupler Module. and the SimCoupler model block in Simulink.

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Z. No.49. . Vol. An Improved Carrier-Based SVPWM Method Using Leg Voltage Redundancies in Generalized Cascaded Multilevel Inverter Topology.Y.J. 724 -738. 32.11. B. 3. Lai.. which is shown in Figure 9. both phase voltages and producing line voltage waveforms are given in Figure 8. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. pp. 4. No. H. The THD of the output voltage is 13%. No. Tolbert. 180 -187. Three-phase line voltage waveforms. Contro ls. The interface is done through link nodes in PSIM. one can make full use of PSIM¶s capability in Power simulation and Matlab/Simulink capability in control simulation in a complementary way. IEEE Trans on Control Systems Technology. Kang. REFERENCES 1. No. Figure 6. In order to understand line -to. S. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT In this study. In order to get total harmonic distortion (THD) level of the waveform. Six-level DCMLI power circuit in PSIM. Multilevel Converters -A New Breed of Power Converters. Figure 8. Peng. and Applications. Three -phase currents are in sinusoidal shape and have very low THD level in lower switching frequency. L. pp. Vol. With the SimCoupler Module. S. Lee. J. Control of a Multilevel Converter Using Resultant Theory. Mckenzie. and the SimCoupler model block in Simulink. Rodriguez. Chiasson. which shows that lower order harmonics have been eliminated.1. 2003. Figure 7. pp.W. Three-phase line voltages and currents waveforms of the induction motor load of six -level DCMLI are shown in Figure 6 and Figure 7 respectively. Line and phase voltage waveforms. CONCLUSION This paper has been presented a six -level diode-clamped multilevel inverter for harmonic elimination in both Psim and Matlab/Simulink software packages. 2. pp.18. but also avoids possible high frequency switching induced motor failures. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. THD spectrum of the output voltage. Du.3. S.line voltage waveform. a fast Fourier transform (FFT) is applied to obtain the spectrum of the outpu t voltage. Multilevel Inverters: A Survey of Topologies. Engin Ozdemir was supported by TUBITAK postdoctoral research fund R -2219. 345 -354. Suh. 2002. J. J. Figure 9. J.M. Z. V.4. K. 509 -517. 1996. F. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Lai. Peng. Vol.Figure 5. Three-phase line current waveforms. D.3. Vol. 2003. Z. Using multilevel inverters not only solves harmonics and EMI problems. F.

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