Project

Matrix Converter for High Reliability Multiphase Electric Motor Drives

Code
01W04919
Duration
01 October 2019 → 30 September 2023
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
No data available
Keywords
Electric machines Matrix converters Multiphase windings
 
Project description

This project will investigate and experimentally demonstrate an electric drive topology with inherently high reliability. The topology avoids single points of failure of conventional drives, by combining a multiphase electric machine and a power electronic “matrix” converter without vulnerable electrolytic capacitors. This low-cost drive is suitable for critical processes in developing countries, with possibly high ambient temperatures and limited maintenance.