Reduction of THD in Nine-Phase Induction Motor Drive with CLC Filter

  • ManjeshEmail author
  • Nilima Siddhartha Dabhade
  • Amik Garg
  • Akash Kumar Bhoi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 436)


Most of the applications 60% of loads are motor driven loads, more than 90% of these loads are used for industrial applications. Many applications use three phase motor drive which limits the torque density. Multiphase motor drives are better solutions for high torque density and heavy loads. In this work a Nine-Phase Inverter is designed to drive nine-phase load along with fundamental frequency, the output of the inverter generates harmonics. These harmonics are higher than fundamental frequencies and cause total harmonic distortion (THD) which enhances the current harmonics and generates more heat in the load. Many techniques are used to suppress the harmonics to minimize the heat in the load. A common technique is employed in this paper to minimize THD by constructing CLC filter in the PWM inverter and simulated using Simulink/MATLAB, the results are compared with the normal nine-phase inverter.


Harmonics Nine-phase inverter CLC filter Nine-phase induction motor MATLAB/Simulink 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manjesh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nilima Siddhartha Dabhade
    • 1
  • Amik Garg
    • 2
  • Akash Kumar Bhoi
    • 3
  1. 1.Bangalore UniversityBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Research & Development Section, Sikkim Manipal Institute of TechnologySikkim Manipal UniversityRangpoIndia
  3. 3.Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Research & Development Section, Sikkim Manipal Institute of TechnologySikkim Manipal UniversityRangpoIndia

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