Efficient control of three-phase cascaded multilevel Z-Source inverter using SHEPWM technique


  • Benyoucef Kaddour
  • Noureddine Henini
  • Abdelhalim Tlemçani
  • Mohamed Allali




Z-source inverter, multilevel inverter, cascaded H-bridge topology, SHEPWM, total harmonic distortion, PI controller


This paper presents an enhanced control strategy for three-phase cascaded multilevel Z-source inverters, focusing on the implementation of Selective Harmonic Elimination Pulse Width Modulation (SHEPWM) techniques to improve efficiency. Z-source inverters are gaining prominence in various applications due to their inherent advantages, such as increased voltage boost capability and inherent shoot-through protection. However, achieving optimal control in cascaded multilevel configurations poses challenges that this study seeks to address. The proposed control strategy optimizes the switching patterns of the inverter, thereby enhancing its overall performance. It allows for precise control over the output voltage and reduces harmonic distortion, ensuring the inverter operates efficiently across varying load conditions. The research methodology involves a comprehensive analysis of the proposed technique, including its mathematical modeling and simulation using advanced software tools. Performance metrics such as total harmonic distortion, efficiency, and transient response are evaluated to quantify the improvements achieved. The results obtained demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed control strategy. This method significantly reduces harmonic distortion in the output voltage, leading to improved power quality. Furthermore, the efficiency of the inverter is enhanced, making it suitable for applications demanding high-performance power conversion.


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How to Cite

Kaddour, B., Henini, N., Tlemçani, A., & Allali, M. (2024). Efficient control of three-phase cascaded multilevel Z-Source inverter using SHEPWM technique. STUDIES IN ENGINEERING AND EXACT SCIENCES, 5(1), 334–353. https://doi.org/10.54021/seesv5n1-020