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Power cycling in semiconductor modules contributes to repetitive thermal-mechanical stresses, which in return accumulate as fatigue on the devices, and challenge the lifetime. Typically, lifetime models are expressed in number-of-cycles, within which the device can operate without failures under predefined conditions. In these lifetime models, thermal stresses (e.g., junction temperature variations) are commonly considered. However, the lifetime of power devices involves in crossdisciplinary knowledge. As a result, the lifetime prediction is affected by the selected lifetime model. In this regard, this paper benchmarks the most commonly-employed lifetime models of power semiconductor devices for offshore Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC) based wind farms. The benchmarking reveals that the lifetime model selection has a significant impact on the lifetime estimation. The use of analytical lifetime models should be justified in terms of applicability, limitations, and underlying statistical properties.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication date||Oct 2017|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2017|
|Event||2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) - Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
Duration: 1 Oct 2017 → 5 Oct 2017
|Conference||2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)|
|Period||01/10/2017 → 05/10/2017|
|Series||IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition|
- Insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs)
- Lifetime model
- Modular Multilevel Converter
- Power semiconductor device
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- 1 Ph.D. thesis
Mission Profile Based Control and Reliability Improvement Strategies of Modular Multilevel ConvertersWang, Z., 2019, Aalborg Universitetsforlag. 111 p. (Ph.d.-serien for Det Ingeniør- og Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet).
Research output: Book/Report › Ph.D. thesis › ResearchOpen AccessFile