IEEE Power Electronics Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2023, ISSN: 2329-9215 DOI: 10.1109/MPEL.2023.3236463

FEPPCON XI - Part II: Reliability of Power Electronic Systems

Huai Wang1, Michael Pecht2, Axel Mertens3, Rik DeDoncker4 and Frede Blaabjerg1
1Department of Energy, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
3Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
2Institute of Drive Systems and Power Electronics, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hanover, Germany
4RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

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To be cost effective and safe, reliability design, test and health monitoring and management are a necessary part of power electronics implementation and its integration into energy systems. Being able to design power electronics to meet a required lifetime for a given load profile with a certain probability becomes acheiveable as we understand the physics of failure in power electronic components much better, and as power electronic systems can be monitored, the reliability predicted and failures and malfunctions forecasted and prevented. At the “Future of Electronic Power Processing and Conversion” (FEPPCON XI) 2022, a session was held to discuss the application of state-of-the -art reliability engineering approaches—and highlight missing research areas to bring us even closer to 100% reliable power electronic products for its service life—while simultaneously it can realize more precise predicticions of the sustainability of putting a product to the market. Three presentations from leading research institutions were given at the session.

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