DC link capacitor sizing for 240°-clamped space vector PWM for EV Traction Inverters

Haleema Qamar, Hafsa Qamar, Deliang Wu, Rajapandian Ayyanar

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Abstract

DC link capacitor is one of the critical components in EV powertrain affecting the size, weight, and reliability. In a cascaded architecture (DC-DC stage followed by DC-AC stage), the size of DC link capacitor is dictated by the ripple current it has to support from both the stages. This work explores the benefits of relatively new PWM method called 240°-Clamped space vector PWM (240CPWM) in terms of reduced current stress on the DC link capacitor which corresponds to reduction in the DC link capacitor size. Detailed analysis of ripple current contribution from DC-DC and DC-AC stages is carried out leading to design methods for the DC link capacitor. It is shown that the current stress on the DC link capacitor for 240CPWM is 25% lower as compared to CSVPWM under same operating conditions. The analysis is validated by the experimental results from a 5 kW, 500 V (line to line voltage) hardware prototype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages835-841
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728189499
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 14 2021
Event36th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2021Jun 17 2021

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC

Conference

Conference36th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period6/14/216/17/21

Keywords

  • 240CPWM
  • DC link current stress
  • Electric Vehicle (EV)
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
  • Pulse width modulation (PWM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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