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Predictive Control of Power Converters and Electrical Drives

Book Description

Describes the general principles and current research into Model Predictive Control (MPC); the most up-to-date control method for power converters and drives

The book starts with an introduction to the subject before the first chapter on classical control methods for power converters and drives. This covers classical converter control methods and classical electrical drives control methods. The next chapter on Model predictive control first looks at predictive control methods for power converters and drives and presents the basic principles of MPC. It then looks at MPC for power electronics and drives. The third chapter is on predictive control applied to power converters. It discusses: control of a three-phase inverter; control of a neutral point clamped inverter; control of an active front end rectifier, and; control of a matrix converter. In the middle of the book there is Chapter four - Predictive control applied to motor drives. This section analyses predictive torque control of industrial machines and predictive control of permanent magnet synchronous motors. Design and implementation issues of model predictive control is the subject of the final chapter. The following topics are described in detail: cost function selection; weighting factors design; delay compensation; effect of model errors, and prediction of future references. While there are hundreds of books teaching control of electrical energy using pulse width modulation, this will be the very first book published in this new topic.

  • Unique in presenting a completely new theoretic solution to control electric power in a simple way

  • Discusses the application of predictive control in motor drives, with several examples and case studies

  • Matlab is included on a complementary website so the reader can run their own simulations

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Part One: Introduction
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction
      1. 1.1 Applications of Power Converters and Drives
      2. 1.2 Types of Power Converters
      3. 1.3 Control of Power Converters and Drives
      4. 1.4 Why Predictive Control is Particularly Suited for Power Electronics
      5. 1.5 Contents of this Book
      6. References
    2. Chapter 2: Classical Control Methods for Power Converters and Drives
      1. 2.1 Classical Current Control Methods
      2. 2.2 Classical Electrical Drive Control Methods
      3. 2.3 Summary
      4. References
    3. Chapter 3: Model Predictive Control
      1. 3.1 Predictive Control Methods for Power Converters and Drives
      2. 3.2 Basic Principles of Model Predictive Control
      3. 3.3 Model Predictive Control for Power Electronics and Drives
      4. 3.4 Summary
      5. References
  8. Part Two: Model Predictive Control Applied to Power Converters
    1. Chapter 4: Predictive Control of a Three-Phase Inverter
      1. 4.1 Introduction
      2. 4.2 Predictive Current Control
      3. 4.3 Cost Function
      4. 4.4 Converter Model
      5. 4.5 Load Model
      6. 4.6 Discrete-Time Model for Prediction
      7. 4.7 Working Principle
      8. 4.8 Implementation of the Predictive Control Strategy
      9. 4.9 Comparison to a Classical Control Scheme
      10. 4.10 Summary
      11. References
    2. Chapter 5: Predictive Control of a Three-Phase Neutral-Point Clamped Inverter
      1. 5.1 Introduction
      2. 5.2 System Model
      3. 5.3 Linear Current Control Method with Pulse Width Modulation
      4. 5.4 Predictive Current Control Method
      5. 5.5 Implementation
      6. 5.6 Summary
      7. References
    3. Chapter 6: Control of an Active Front-End Rectifier
      1. 6.1 Introduction
      2. 6.2 Rectifier Model
      3. 6.3 Predictive Current Control in an Active Front-End
      4. 6.4 Predictive Power Control
      5. 6.5 Predictive Control of an AC–DC–AC Converter
      6. 6.6 Summary
      7. References
    4. Chapter 7: Control of a Matrix Converter
      1. 7.1 Introduction
      2. 7.2 System Model
      3. 7.3 Classical Control: The Venturini Method
      4. 7.4 Predictive Current Control of the Matrix Converter
      5. 7.5 Summary
      6. References
  9. Part Three: Model Predictive Control Applied to Motor Drives
    1. Chapter 8: Predictive Control of Induction Machines
      1. 8.1 Introduction
      2. 8.2 Dynamic Model of an Induction Machine
      3. 8.3 Field Oriented Control of an Induction Machine Fed by a Matrix Converter Using Predictive Current Control
      4. 8.4 Predictive Torque Control of an Induction Machine Fed by a Voltage Source Inverter
      5. 8.5 Predictive Torque Control of an Induction Machine Fed by a Matrix Converter
      6. 8.6 Summary
      7. References
    2. Chapter 9: Predictive Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors
      1. 9.1 Introduction
      2. 9.2 Machine Equations
      3. 9.3 Field Oriented Control Using Predictive Current Control
      4. 9.4 Predictive Speed Control
      5. 9.5 Summary
      6. References
  10. Part Four: Design and Implementation Issues of Model Predictive Control
    1. Chapter 10: Cost Function Selection
      1. 10.1 Introduction
      2. 10.2 Reference Following
      3. 10.3 Actuation Constraints
      4. 10.4 Hard Constraints
      5. 10.5 Spectral Content
      6. 10.6 Summary
      7. References
    2. Chapter 11: Weighting Factor Design
      1. 11.1 Introduction
      2. 11.2 Cost Function Classification
      3. 11.3 Weighting Factors Adjustment
      4. 11.4 Examples
      5. 11.5 Summary
      6. References
    3. Chapter 12: Delay Compensation
      1. 12.1 Introduction
      2. 12.2 Effect of Delay due to Calculation Time
      3. 12.3 Delay Compensation Method
      4. 12.4 Prediction of Future References
      5. 12.5 Summary
      6. References
    4. Chapter 13: Effect of Model Parameter Errors
      1. 13.1 Introduction
      2. 13.2 Three-Phase Inverter
      3. 13.3 Proportional–Integral Controllers with Pulse Width Modulation
      4. 13.4 Deadbeat Control with Pulse Width Modulation
      5. 13.5 Model Predictive Control
      6. 13.6 Comparative Results
      7. 13.7 Summary
      8. References
  11. Appendix A: Predictive Control Simulation—Three-Phase Inverter
    1. A.1 Predictive Current Control of a Three-Phase Inverter
  12. Appendix B: Predictive Control Simulation—Torque Control of an Induction Machine Fed by a Two-Level Voltage Source Inverter
    1. B.1 Definition of Predictive Torque Control Simulation Parameters
    2. B.2 MATLAB® Code for the Predictive Torque Control Simulation
  13. Appendix C: Predictive Control Simulation—Matrix Converter
    1. C.1 Predictive Current Control of a Direct Matrix Converter
  14. Index