Reliability of Power Electronic Converter Systems

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  • Year: 2015

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBPO0800

  • ISBN: 978-1-84919-901-8

  • Pagination: 504pp

  • Stock Status: In stock

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Reliability of Power Electronic Converter Systems outlines current research into the scientific modeling, experimentation, and remedial measures for advancing the reliability, availability, system robustness, and maintainability of Power Electronic Converter Systems (PECS) at different levels of complexity.

Drawing on the experience of an international team of experts the book introduces reliability engineering in power electronic converter systems, and goes on to cover a range of topics including:

  • 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 systems;
  • 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.

This title is essential reading for any researchers, professionals and students working with power electronics and their applications.

About the Editors

Henry Shu-hung Chung is a Professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong and Director of the Centre for Smart Energy Conversion and Utilization Research. His research interests include smart grid technologies, renewable energy conversion technologies, application of computational intelligence in power electronics, high-voltage power conversion technologies and energy saving and environmentally-friendly solutions.

Huai Wang is an assistant professor at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark, where his research interests include the reliability of DC-link capacitors, reliability of power electronic systems, high- voltage DC-DC power converters, time-domain control of converters, and passive components reduction technologies.

Frede Blaabjerg is a Professor of the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark, where his research interests include power electronics and its applications such as in wind turbines, PV systems, reliability, harmonics and adjustable speed drives.

Michael Pecht the Director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at the University of Maryland, which is funded by over 150 of the world’s leading electronics companies. He has written over 700 technical articles and has 7 patents. He was awarded the distinguished Chinese Academy of Sciences President's International Fellowship, the IEEE Exceptional Technical Achievement Award, and the highest reliability honor, the IEEE Reliability Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Book review

Reliability of power electronics converter systems is a book published by IET in 2015. This book is edited by four of well-known experts in power electronics and engineering reliability; Henry Shu-Hung Chung, a professor at City University of Hong Kong, Huai Wang, an associate professor, and Frede Blaabjerg, a professor, at Alborg University and Michael Pecht, a professor, at University of Maryland, College Park. Despite the importance of reliability in design and control of power electronic converters, very few books have been published on this topic. The current book has been authored in sixteen chapters by a group of authors and editors from prestigious institutes. (...) This book is a valuable resource in the field of power electronics reliability offering a rich bibliography and numerous case studies. Citing industrial standards such as MLT and IEC is a prominent feature of this book which makes it useful for whom working in relevant industries.

Arash Hassanpour Isfahani, PhD, SMIEE; Product Engineer, Electric Motor Electrified Powertrain Propulsion Systems, FCA US LLC, USA, Bodo's Power Systems, June 2017

The timely and unique book "Reliability of Power Electronic Converter Systems" outlines current research on reliability of power conversion systems. It includes well-known metrics such as mean lifetime, mean time to failure, and mean time between failures; modeling concepts; physics of failure of power semiconductors; failure models; remaining useful life; point availability; failure mode, mechanism, and effects analysis (FMMEA) or failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA); and principal component analysis together with stochastic hybrid systems (SHS) models for performance and reliability analysis.

All chapters include a meaningful list of references at their end, as well as conclusions, a summary, and recommendations. A table of contents and index are also provided. Highlighting several pioneering reliability modeling, lifetime prediction, and converter designs for reliability, the book fosters further discussion, research, and development. It is suited for teachers, students, researchers, and professionals in the field of power electronics systems and their applications, as well as for researchers willing to contribute to cutting-edge concepts and technology in reliability enhancement, testing, and prediction in the power electronics field.

Fernando A. Silva, PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, September 2016

Book readership

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.

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