An analysis of inverter switching loss minimization based on discontinuous PWM for a salient-pole PMSM
Paper in proceeding, 2014

This article presents the result of an inverter switching loss minimization technique based on discontinuous PWM patterns for a salient-pole PMSM with a two-level voltage source inverter for an automotive application. The suggested PWM patterns are evaluated using the resulting electromagnetic torque considering peak-to-peak ripple as well as the DC-current harmonic spectra. The study focuses on high rotational speeds, from 0.6-2.5 ωbase considering both current and voltage limitations. The analysis focuses on electromagnetic torque characteristics evaluated at steady state operation. The results show that the electromagnetic torque ripple is increased by up to 73 % and 78 % whereas the inverter switching losses is decreased by up to -17%and -41%for the EUDC driving cycle using DPWM30 and DPWM60, respectively.

Modulation strategy

Switching losses

Automotive application

Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)


A. Andersson

Volvo Cars

Torbjörn Thiringer

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Electric Power Engineering

2014 16th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'14-ECCE Europe), Lappeenranta, Finland, 26-28 August 2014

2325-0313 (ISSN)

978-147993015-9 (ISBN)

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering





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