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Reliability of Power Electronic Converter Systems - Energy Engineering (Hardback)
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Reliability of Power Electronic Converter Systems - Energy Engineering (Hardback)

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Hardback 504 Pages / Published: 07/12/2015
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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.

Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology
ISBN: 9781849199018
Number of pages: 504
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 33 mm


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 Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal * IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine *

Reliability of Power Electronic 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, 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 * Bodo's Power Systems *

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