Convert DC voltage to three-phase AC voltage with fixed power loss

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The Average-Value Inverter block models an average-value, full-wave inverter. It converts DC voltage to three-phase AC voltages and converts three-phase AC power demand to DC power demand. The corresponding DC power demand is equal to the sum of the fixed power loss and the AC power demand.

You can use the Average-Value Inverter block only as a full-wave inverter. It behaves as a DC-voltage-controlled AC voltage source. The ratio you specify determines the ratio between the DC voltage and the AC voltage.

The figure shows the equivalent circuit for the inverter as a full-wave inverter. The Average-Value Inverter block does not yield the harmonics that are typically associated with the detailed representation, however, because it performs an average-value power conversion.

The voltages are defined by

$${v}_{DC}={v}_{p}-{v}_{n},$$

$${v}_{ref}=\frac{{v}_{p}+{v}_{n}}{2},$$

$${v}_{RMS}={v}_{ratio}{v}_{DC},$$

$${V}_{0}=\frac{\sqrt{2}}{\sqrt{3}}{V}_{RMS},$$

$${v}_{a}={V}_{0}\mathrm{sin}(2\pi ft+\phi )+{v}_{ref},$$

$${v}_{b}={V}_{0}\mathrm{sin}(2\pi ft+\phi -{120}^{\circ})+{v}_{ref},$$

$${v}_{c}={V}_{0}\mathrm{sin}(2\pi ft+\phi +{120}^{\circ})+{v}_{ref},$$

*v*and_{p}*v*are the voltages at the positive and negative terminals of the inverter._{n}*v*is the voltage difference between the positive and negative terminals of the inverter._{DC}*v*is the DC offset._{ref}*V*is the ratio of rated AC voltage to rated DC voltage for the inverter. See the_{ratio}**Ratio of rated AC voltage to rated DC voltage**parameter in Parameters for the*V*values for common inverter control modes._{ratio}*V*is the RMS AC line-line voltage._{RMS}*V*is the peak phase voltage._{0}*f*is the frequency.*t*is the time.*φ*is the phase shift.*v*,_{a}*v*,_{b}*v*are the respective AC phase voltages._{c}

The power, resistance, and currents are defined by

$${P}_{AC}=-{v}_{a}{i}_{a}-{v}_{b}{i}_{b}-{v}_{c}{i}_{c},$$

$${R}_{DC}=\frac{{v}_{DC}^{2}}{{P}_{AC}+{P}_{fixed}},$$

$$i=\frac{{v}_{DC}}{{R}_{DC}},$$

*i*,_{a}*i*, and_{b}*i*are the respective AC phase currents flowing into the inverter._{c}*P*is the power output on the AC side._{AC}*P*has a minimum limit of_{AC}`0`

W.*P*is the fixed power loss that you specify on the block._{fixed}*R*is the resistance on the DC side._{DC}*i*is the current flowing from the positive to the negative terminals of the inverter.

The inverter starts to create an AC voltage, that is turns on, when the DC supply
voltage is above the value that you specify for **DC voltage for turn
on** parameter. It stops inverting, that is turns off, when the DC
supply voltage falls below the value that you specify for **DC voltage for
turn off** parameter. When the inverter turns off, the block sets the
output AC current to zero.

**Rated AC frequency**AC frequency, specified in Hz (where Hz is defined as $$1/s$$). For example, kHz and MHz are valid units, but rad/s is not. The default value is

`60`

`Hz`

.**Phase shift**Phase shift in angular units. The default value is

`0`

`deg`

.**Ratio of rated AC voltage to rated DC voltage**The table shows ratios for common three-phase two-level inverter control modes. The default value is $$\sqrt{6}/\pi $$.

For 180° and 120° conduction modes, the listed voltages are the fundamental RMS values of line-line voltages. For other methods, the listed voltages are the maximum fundamental RMS values of line-line voltages.

You can control the output voltage of the inverter according to specific requirements. DPWM includes 30° DPWM, 60° DPWM, and 120° DPWM. For details, see references [3] and [4].

**Control Method***V*_{RMS }(line-line)**Ratio of***V*to_{RMS }(line-line)*v*_{DC}180° conduction mode [1] $$\frac{\sqrt{6}}{\pi}{V}_{DC}$$ 0.7797

120° conduction mode [1] $$\frac{3}{\sqrt{2}\pi}{V}_{DC}$$ 0.6752

Hysteresis current control [2]

$$\left(\frac{\sqrt{3}}{\sqrt{2}}\right)\left(\frac{2{V}_{DC}}{\pi}\right)$$ 0.7797

Sinusoidal PWM (SPMW) [2]

$$\left(\frac{\sqrt{3}}{\sqrt{2}}\right)\left(\frac{{V}_{DC}}{2}\right)$$ 0.6124

Space vector modulation (SVM) [2]

$$\left(\frac{\sqrt{3}}{\sqrt{2}}\right)\left(\frac{{V}_{DC}}{\sqrt{3}}\right)$$ 0.7071

$$\left(\frac{\sqrt{3}}{\sqrt{2}}\right)\left(\frac{{V}_{DC}}{\sqrt{3}}\right)$$ 0.7071

Convert to the original AC voltage of the average-value rectifier

$$\left(\frac{\pi}{\sqrt{2}}\right)\left(\frac{{V}_{DC}}{3}\right)$$ 0.7405

**Fixed power loss**Minimum power drawn on the DC side. The default value is

`1e3`

`W`

.**DC voltage for turn on**When the DC supply voltage rises above this value, the inverter produces an AC output voltage.

**DC voltage for turn off**When the DC supply voltage falls below this value, the inverter turns off and the block sets the output AC currents to zero.

The block has the following ports:

`+`

Electrical conserving port associated with the positive terminal

`-`

Electrical conserving port associated with the negative terminal

`~`

Expandable three-phase port

[1] Rashid, M. H. *Pulse-Width-Modulation
Inverters.* Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2004,
pp. 237–248.

[2] Krause, P. C., O. Wasynczuk, and S. D. Sudhoff. *Analysis
of Electric Machinery and Drive Systems*. Piscataway, NJ:
IEEE Press, 2002.

[3] Chung, D. W., J. S. Kim, and S. K. Kul.
“Unified voltage modulation technique for real-time three-phase
power conversion.” *IEEE Transactions on Industry
Applications*. Vol. 34, no. 2, 1998, pp. 374–380.

[4] Hava, A. M., R. J. Kerkman, and T. A. Lipo.
“Simple analytical and graphical methods for carrier-based
PWM-VSI drives.” *IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.* Vol.
14, 1999, no. 1, pp. 49–61.

Average-Value Rectifier | Converter | Rectifier | Three-Level Converter

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