Leon M. Tolbert The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United StatesXiaojie Shi The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United States
This chapter covers the fundamental multilevel converter structures and modulation paradigms. The basic principles of the four main different multilevel converters have been discussed methodically: (1) cascaded H-bridges, (2) diode clamp, (3) flying capacitors, and (4) modular multilevel converter. Various modulation schemes for multilevel converters are also covered including fundamental frequency switching and harmonic elimination and several carrier-based and space vector-based pulse-width modulation (PWM) methods. The chapter also includes significant ...
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