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Analysis and design of split-capacitor resistive-inductive passive damping for LCL filters in grid-connected inverters

Balasubramanian, Arun Karuppaswamy and John, Vinod (2013) Analysis and design of split-capacitor resistive-inductive passive damping for LCL filters in grid-connected inverters. In: IET POWER ELECTRONICS, 6 (9). pp. 1822-1832.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-pel.2012.0679

Abstract

Grid-connected inverters require a third-order LCL filter to meet standards such as the IEEE Std. 519-1992 while being compact and cost-effective. LCL filter introduces resonance, which needs to be damped through active or passive methods. Passive damping schemes have less control complexity and are more reliable. This study explores the split-capacitor resistive-inductive (SC-RL) passive damping scheme. The SC-RL damped LCL filter is modelled using state space approach. Using this model, the power loss and damping are analysed. Based on the analysis, the SC-RL scheme is shown to have lower losses than other simpler passive damping methods. This makes the SC-RL scheme suitable for high power applications. A method for component selection that minimises the power loss in the damping resistors while keeping the system well damped is proposed. The design selection takes into account the influence of switching frequency, resonance frequency and the choice of inductance and capacitance values of the filter on the damping component selection. The use of normalised parameters makes it suitable for a wide range of design applications. Analytical results show the losses and quality factor to be in the range of 0.05-0.1% and 2.0-2.5, respectively, which are validated experimentally.

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Keywords: IEEE standards; invertors; Q-factor; state-space methods; split-capacitor resistive-inductive passive damping; grid-connected inverters; third-order LCL filter; IEEE Std; 519-1992; active method; passive method; control complexity; SC-RL damped LCL filter; state space approach; power loss; damping resistors; switching frequency; resonance frequency; inductance values; capacitance values; damping component selection; quality factor
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 11:34
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2014 11:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/48306

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