Design for reliability and robustness tool platform for power electronic systems: Study case on motor drive applications

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)
428 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Because of the high cost of failure, the reliability performance of power semiconductor devices is becoming a more and more important and stringent factor in many energy conversion applications. Thus, the need for appropriate reliability analysis of the power electronics emerges. Due to its conventional approach, mainly based on failure statistics from the field, the reliability evaluation of the power devices is still a challenging task. In order to address the given problem, a MATLAB based reliability assessment tool has been developed. The Design for Reliability and Robustness (DfR 2 ) tool allows the user to easily investigate the reliability performance of the power electronic components (or sub-systems) under given input mission profiles and operating conditions. The main concept of the tool and its framework are introduced, highlighting the reliability assessment procedure for power semiconductor devices. Finally, a motor drive application is implemented and the reliability performance of the power devices is investigated with the help of the DfR 2 tool, and the resulting reliability metrics are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the APEC 2018 - 33rd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
Number of pages8
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication dateMar 2018
Pages1799-1806
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-1181-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-1180-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018
Event33rd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2018 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: 4 Mar 20188 Mar 2018

Conference

Conference33rd Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period04/03/201808/03/2018
SponsorIEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), Industry Applications Society (IAS), Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA)
SeriesIEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
ISSN2470-6647

Keywords

  • Motor drive system
  • Power semiconductor device
  • Reliability tool
  • System-level reliability

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Design for reliability and robustness tool platform for power electronic systems: Study case on motor drive applications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this