The effect of source voltage fluctuations on the harmonics and the power factor is analyzed for a six-pulse line-commutated converter. Exact expressions are derived for currents in the filter network and the ac supply lines as a function of the size of a series inductor in the LC type low-pass filter connected to a resistive load. The harmonics are calculated according to a method which is unorthodox in power engineering and which is based on the convolution theorem. Switching functions required for the discontinuous conduction mode are derived from time-domain analysis. The method is applicable to a wide class of switching networks.
S. D. de Haan
IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications