Quasi-multi-pulse voltage source converter design with two control degrees of freedom

Vural A. M. , Bayindir K. C.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ELECTRONICS, vol.102, no.5, pp.742-754, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00207217.2014.938253
  • Page Numbers: pp.742-754


In this article, the design details of a quasi-multi-pulse voltage source converter (VSC) switched at line frequency of 50Hz are given in a step-by-step process. The proposed converter is comprised of four 12-pulse converter units, which is suitable for the simulation of single-/multi-converter flexible alternating current transmission system devices as well as high voltage direct current systems operating at the transmission level. The magnetic interface of the converter is originally designed with given all parameters for 100MVA operation. The so-called two-angle control method is adopted to control the voltage magnitude and the phase angle of the converter independently. PSCAD simulation results verify both four-quadrant converter operation and closed-loop control of the converter operated as static synchronous compensator (STATCOM).