Reliability Modeling of Power Electronic Converters: A General Approach

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Abstract

Reliability modeling of power electronic converters is of paramount importance for optimal design, control and operation of power electronic based power systems. Suitable topology selection, converter components sizing, and proper control strategy adoption in a single unit converter together with operation of a multi-converter systems require to predict the converter reliability within its useful life and wear-out phases. This paper proposes a reliability prediction approach for converters modeling the hardware random failures within the useful life and the wear-out period. The methodology is exemplified for a single-phase PV inverter and its reliability is predicted during useful lifetime and the wear-out phase under two operating conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 20th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL)
Number of pages7
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication dateJun 2019
Article number8769685
ISBN (Electronic)9781728118420
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event2019 20th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL) - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 17 Jun 201920 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference2019 20th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL)
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto
Period17/06/201920/06/2019
SeriesIEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL)
ISSN1093-5142

Keywords

  • Reliability
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Failure rate
  • Random failure
  • Wear-out failure
  • PV converter
  • Failure mechanism
  • reliability
  • converter reliability
  • MIL-217
  • FIDES
  • wear-out failure
  • constant failure rate
  • catastrophic failure
  • systematic failure

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