Reliability of Power Electronic Converter Systems
The main aims of power electronic converter systems (PECS) are to control, convert, and condition electrical power flow from one form to another through the use of solid state electronics. This book outlines current research into the scientific modeling, experimentation, and remedial measures for advancing the reliability, availability, system robustness, and maintainability of PECS at different levels of complexity.
Drawing on the experience of an international team of experts, this book explores the reliability of PECS covering topics including an introduction to reliability engineering in power electronic converter systems; anomaly detection and remaining-life prediction for power electronics; reliability of DC-link capacitors in power electronic converters; reliability of power electronics packaging; modeling for life-time prediction of power semiconductor modules; minimization of DC-link capacitance in power electronic converter systems; wind turbine systems; smart control strategies for improved reliability of power electronics system; lifetime modelling; power module lifetime test and state monitoring; tools for performance and reliability analysis of power electronics systems; fault-tolerant adjustable speed drive systems; mission profile-oriented reliability design in wind turbine and photovoltaic systems; reliability of power conversion systems in photovoltaic applications; power supplies for computers; and high-power converters.
Reliability of Power Electronic Converter Systems is essential reading for researchers, professionals and students working with power electronics and their applications, particularly those specialising in the development and application of power electronic converters and systems.
About the Editors
Henry Shu-hung Chung is a Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong and Director of the Centre for Smart Energy Conversion and Utilization Research. He is on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics on Power Electronics.
Huai Wang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. He is a work package leader at the Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE) hosted by Aalborg University.
Frede Blaabjerg is a Professor in Power Electronics at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. He is leading today the Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE) hosted by Aalborg University.
Michael Pecht is an IEEE Fellow, an ASME Fellow, and an SAE Fellow. He is the Director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) and a Chair Professor at the University of Maryland.
Henry Shu-hung Chung, Huai Wang, Frede Blaabjerg, Michael Pecht