Title: New power factor correction technique in switched reluctance motor drive using PWM converter

Authors: Mahavir Singh Naruka; S.N. Singh

Addresses: Uttarakhand Technical University, Uttrakhand, India ' Uttarakhand Technical University, Uttrakhand, India

Abstract: This paper present the power factor improvement technique in the midpoint converter-based switched reluctance motor (SRM) drive using an AC-DC three level pulse width modulation (PWM) converter. A conventional SRM drive produces very high level of harmonics content and poor power factor at AC mains. The proposed converter with midpoint converter fed SRM drive improves the power factor at AC mains with low current harmonics. The SRM drive with converter is modelled and its performance is simulated in MATLAB/Simulink environment.

Keywords: midpoint converters; power quality; total harmonics distortion; THD; PFC; switched reluctance motors; SRM; pulse width modulation; PWM converters; power factor correction; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESMS.2015.070109

International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 2015 Vol.7 No.3, pp.186 - 191

Received: 09 Jul 2013
Accepted: 22 Apr 2014

Published online: 21 Mar 2015 *

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