DC Link Capacitor Optimization for Integrated Modular Motor Drives

Ugur M., KEYSAN O.

26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), Edinburgh, Saint Helena, 18 - 21 June 2017, pp.263-270 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Edinburgh
  • Country: Saint Helena
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-270
  • Keywords: integrated modular motor drive, split winding machine, GaN, DC Link capacitor, interleaving, DESIGN, STRESS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, selection of optimum DC link capacitor for Integrated Modular Motor Drives (IMMD) is presented. First, a review of IMMD technologies is given and current research and future prospects are studied. Inverter topologies and gate drive techniques are evaluated in terms of DC link performance. The urge for volume reduction in IMMD poses a challenge for the selection of optimum DC link capacitor. DC Link capacitor types are discussed and critical aspects in selecting the DC links capacitor are listed. Analytical modeling of DC link capacitor parameters is performed and it is verified by simulations conducted using MATLAB/Simulink. Optimum selection of DC link capacitor is achieved based on the electrical, thermal and economical model.