A reliability-oriented design method for power electronic converters

Huai Wang, Dao Zhou, Frede Blaabjerg

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    Abstract

    Reliability is a crucial performance indicator of power electronic systems in terms of availability, mission accomplishment and life cycle cost. A paradigm shift in the research on reliability of power electronics is going on from simple handbook based calculations (e.g. models in MIL-HDBK-217F handbook) to the physics-of-failure approach and design for reliability process. A systematic design procedure consisting of various design tools is presented in this paper to design reliability into the power electronic converters since the early concept phase. The corresponding design procedures and reliability prediction models are provided. A case study on a 2.3 MW wind power converter is discussed with emphasis on the reliability critical component IGBT modules.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publication2013 28th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2013
    Pages2921-2928
    Number of pages8
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2013
    Event28th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2013 - Long Beach, CA, United States
    Duration: 17 Mar 201321 Mar 2013

    Publication series

    NameConference Proceedings - IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC

    Conference

    Conference28th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, APEC 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLong Beach, CA
    Period17/03/1321/03/13

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