Electro-Thermal Design of a Modular Multilevel Converter Prototype

This paper describes the electro-thermal design of a medium voltage modular multilevel converter prototype, from the submodule power semiconductor thermal requirements to the overall system level integration. The high number of semiconductors and capacitors involved are stressed differently depending on the actual operating conditions, as discussed in the paper. The presented design considers air cooling concept at the submodule level, with its enclosures used as air guide towards the chimney like structure. Forced air cooling is applied at the cabinet level. The numerical design is verified by means of 3-D finite element method simulations of different complexities.


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Proceedings of PCIM Europe 2016; International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management, 461-468
Presented at:
PCIM Europe 2016; International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management, Nuremberg, Germany, May 10-12, 2016
Year:
2016
Publisher:
Berlin, VDE VERLAG GMBH
ISBN:
978-3-8007-4186-1
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