Analysis of three-phase rectifiers with constant-voltage loads
Author(s)Caliskan, Vahe; Perreault, David J.; Kassakian, John G.; Jahns, Thomas M.
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This work presents a quantitative analysis of the operating characteristics of three-phase diode bridge rectifiers with AC-side reactance and constant-voltage loads. We focus on the case where the AC-side currents vary continuously (continuous AC-side conduction mode). This operating mode is of particular importance in alternators and generators, for example. Simple approximate expressions are derived for the line and output current characteristics as well as the input power factor. Expressions describing the necessary operating conditions for continuous AC-side conduction are also developed. The derived analytical expressions are applied to practical examples and both simulations and experimental results are utilized to validate the analytical results. It is shown that the derived expressions are far more accurate than calculations based on traditional constant-current models.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Fundamental Theory and Applications
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Caliskan, V., D.J. Perreault, T.M. Jahns, and J.G. Kassakian. “Analysis of Three-Phase Rectifiers with Constant-Voltage Loads.” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Fundamental Theory and Applications 50, no. 9 (September 2003): 1220–1226. © 2003 IEEE
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