Vol.35, No.1, 2023, pp.231-241, doi:10.32604/iasc.2023.024257
Design and Analysis of Novel Three-Phase PFC for IM Drives
  • V. Kavitha1,*, K. Subramanian2
1 VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, 632014, India
2 Faculty of School of Electrical Engineering, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, 632014, India
* Corresponding Author: V. Kavitha. Email:
Received 11 October 2021; Accepted 17 January 2022; Issue published 06 June 2022
Induction motor drives (IMDs) can achieve high performance levels comparable to dc motor drives. A major problem in getting high dynamic performance in an IMD is the coupling between the flux and torque producing components of stator current. This is successfully overcome in FOC (Field-Oriented Control) IM, making it to the industry standard control. The performance of an IMD with an improved power quality converter at the front end is presented in this study. In the IMD, boost converter is employed to reduce power quality difficulties at the utility interface. As the boost converter contains only one switch, it results in a low processing time and cost. To ensure sinusoidal supply currents with high PF (Power Factor) and minimal THD (Total Harmonic Distortion), a novel PFC (Power Factor Corrector) control technique is proposed. To enhance the performance of the converter and to lower distortions at the motor side, PI (Proportional Integral) controller is incorporated at the PFC side. Thus it controls the DC bus voltage. The proposed boost converter improves power quality by lowering overall harmonic distortion of AC mains current, improving power factor correction, and regulating dc-link voltage. It is designed, modelled, and simulated in the MATLAB/simulink platform. Using a DSP (Digital Signal Processor), the suggested system’s performance is experimentally validated. The system’s performance is evaluated for speed and load torque, and the power quality indices are determined to meet IEEE-519 standards under all operating conditions. From the obtained results, it is evident that the proposed system mitigates the power quality issues effectively.
Induction motor; PI controller; boost converter; power factor corrector
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V. Kavitha and K. Subramanian, "Design and analysis of novel three-phase pfc for im drives," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 35, no.1, pp. 231–241, 2023.
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