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Mazdak Ebadi

Mazdak Ebadi

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3407-3868
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 24775682400
Faculty: Engineering
Address: Arak University
Phone: 086-32625622


Design, Implementation and Control of a Multilevel Cascade Inverter for AC Drive Application with Improved Low-Speed Operation
adjustable speed drive, multilevel inverter, design and implementation, low-speed operation
Researchers Mazdak Ebadi


AC electric drives today are widely used in small and large industries to start up and control single-phase and three-phase AC motors. During the start-up period, these drives should limit the current magnitude in addition to maintaining torque. It must also be able to control the speed of the motor in a steady state with the electrical and mechanical parameters that meet the standards at the same time. In this paper, some of the standards for adjustable speed AC drives are first reviewed. Then the design and implementation process of a low voltage/ medium power multilevel inverter is briefly explained. Some electrical/ mechanical constrains that an AC motor drive should satisfy are extracted from the standard. Then a hybrid control algorithm is proposed based on VLUT method, previously introduced by the author, for low-speed and high-speed control which is simple and efficient. Simulation and experimental tests have been done on a 400 V three-phase 5 hp induction motor to validate the design.