Development and Analysis of Pulse Width Modulation Techniques for Induction Motor Control

  • Sunny Katyara Department of Electrical Engineering, Sukkur IBA University Pakistan
  • Ashfaque Ahmed Hashmani Department of Electronic Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  • Bhawani Shankar Chowdhary Department of Electronic Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan.


SVPWM (Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation) technique is type of traditional PWM method that efficiently utilizes its dc link voltage and generates high voltage pulses with low harmonic content and high modulation index. VSI (Voltage Source Inverter) with SVPWM generates adjustable voltage and frequency signals for VSDs (Variable Speed Drives). This research work presents the simplified SVPWM technique for controlling the speed and torque of induction motor. The performance of developed SVPWM technique is analyzed in terms of its switching losses and harmonic content and compared with SPWM (Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation). Mathematical modeling for induction motor control through two-level VSI with SVPWM and SPWM is presented. The voltage and current TDHs (Total Harmonic Distortions) of the drive with SVPWM technique are 73.23 and 63.3% respectively as compared to 101.99 and 77.89% with SPWM technique. Similarly, the switching losses with SVPWM technique are 178.79 mW and that of with SPWM are 269.45 mW. Simulink modeling and laboratory setup are developed to testify the efficacy of SVPWM and SPWM techniques. The modulation factor of SVPWM technique is 0.907 which is higher as compared to SPWM technique with 0.785 modulation factor.

Jan 1, 2020
How to Cite
KATYARA, Sunny; HASHMANI, Ashfaque Ahmed; CHOWDHARY, Bhawani Shankar. Development and Analysis of Pulse Width Modulation Techniques for Induction Motor Control. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 39, n. 1, p. 81-96, jan. 2020. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2020. doi:
This is an open Access Article published by Mehran University of Engineering and Technolgy, Jamshoro under CCBY 4.0 International License