1 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN2 Department of Energy Technology, The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN3 Power Electronic Systems, The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN4 unknown
This paper proposes a new diagnosis method of an open-switch fault and fault-tolerant control strategy for T-type three-level inverter systems. The location of faulty switch can be identified by the average of normalized phase current and the change of the neutral-point voltage. The proposed fault-tolerant strategy is explained by dividing into two cases: the faulty condition of half-bridge switches and the neutral-point switches. The performance of the T-type inverter system improves considerably by the proposed fault tolerant algorithm when a switch fails. The roposed method does not require additional components and complex calculations. Simulation and experimental results verify the feasibility of the proposed fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control strategy.
I E E E Transactions on Industry Applications, 2014, Vol 50, Issue 1, p. 495-508