Implementation of Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter for Wind Energy Conversion

  • Implementation of Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter for Wind Energy Conversion

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
& ECIT Global Research Institute

Proposed Project Title:
Implementation of Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter for Wind Energy Conversion

Principal Supervisor:   Prof D John Morrow                             Second Supervisor: Dr Ahmad Elkhateb

 

Project Description:

The principal theme of this project includes design, control, simulation, and hardware implementation of Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter (M3C) for a wind energy conversion system. M3C became a promising power converter topology for medium and high voltage power applications. A comparison of different types of conventional modular multilevel converters such as back-to-back converter will be undertaken. Energy balancing requirements of the M3C will be studied and control approaches will be proposed to achieve the necessary energy balance.

The project is divided into three phases. In the first phase, a comparative study will be undertaken to examine and investigate the validity of the topology compared to more conventional topologies. The second phase includes the  design and simulation of a converter, modelling and analysis. In the third phase, a downscaled M3C system will be designed and implemented and its performance examined under different load conditions. It is envisaged that the downscaled M3C systems will be constructed with twenty-seven cells and its performance tested with induction motor and RL load, to verify its capability. At the input side a maximum power point tracker will be implemented and compliance with grid codes will be attained at the load side of the device.   

    


Contact details

Supervisor Name: Dr Ahmad Elkhateb                             Tel: +44 (0)28 9097  4672
QUB Address: 08.10 Ashby Building,                               Email: a.elkhateb@qub.ac.uk
Stranmillis Rd, BT9 5AH