Switching Frequency Determination of SiC-Inverter for High Efficiency Propulsion System of Railway Vehicle

Joon-Hyoung Ryu, June-Hee Lee, June-Seok Lee
2020 Energies  
This paper suggests the reasonable switching frequency determination method for achieving highest efficiency of the railway propulsion system consisting the silicon carbide (SiC) inverter and permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM). The SiC power device allows increasing the switching frequency of the inverter because it has the small switching power loss. The total efficiency is taken into account for determining the switching frequency of SiC inverter in this paper. In the efficiency
more » ... e efficiency analysis of SiC inverter and PMSM, the PMSM drive control is considered with the hybrid switching method combined the synchronous PWM and asynchronous PWM. The result of the analysis shows the efficiency curve of propulsion system depending on the switching frequency. The switching frequency having the minimum power loss of propulsion system is selected based on the extracted power loss curve.
doi:10.3390/en13195035 fatcat:cnntfgodajhydbgqrubiybphwq