Influence of semiconductor converters on asynchronous drive battery and motor in mining machines

Currently, the most promising mode of transport in the mining industry is electric mining machines powered by accumulator batteries. Despite the benefits of the machines, their use in the mining industry remains limited. One of the main constraints is presented by the fact that the maximum operation range of the electric mining machines is much smaller than the combustion engine machines have, because of the limited capacity of batteries and owing to the synchronous drive harmonics. The problem connected with the negative harmonics is solved using two methods: application of active filters and introduction of more efficient semiconductor converters and their control. Different semiconductor converters operating in the mode of the voltage inverter are studied by way of computer modeling in Matlab Simulink. The simulation models of asynchronous drives switched to accumulator batteries via twoand three-level self-inclusive inverters are described. The analysis of the obtained results shows that, as against the two-level inverter, the drive switching to the three-level inverter ensures a higher steadystate rotational frequency of the drive in on-load operation at the lower voltage and current deflection ratios, and at the smaller voltage and current ripple. The obtained results can be used for the further research of the motor system of asynchronous drive control.

Keywords: active filter, harmonic distortion, self-inclusive inverter, vector width–pulse modulation, simulation modeling, mathematical description, Matlab Simulink.
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Vasilev B. U., Nguyen T. H. Influence of semiconductor converters on asynchronous drive battery and motor in mining machines. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023; (9-1):299-318. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_91_0_299.

Issue number: 9
Year: 2023
Page number: 299-318
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 62-838
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_91_0_299
Article receipt date: 14.03.2023
Date of review receipt: 27.06.2023
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.08.2023
About authors:

B.U. Vasilev1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4018-0507,
T.H. Nguyen1, Graduate Student, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7539-0002,
1 Saint-Petersburg Mining University, 199106, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.


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