Description: The course will be the first outcome of CORPE research. The first edition of the course will focus on power devices, their modeling, the failure mechanism and health monitoring. The course will have 6 main parts: 1. Introduction to reliability and robustness approach 2. Power electronics devices physic modeling; 3. failure mechanism of devices as effect of different stressors (temperature, vibration and moisture) and physic-of-failure; 4. Real-time monitoring of power devices, prognostic methods and fault handling; 5. Analysis and design of power converters in wind and photovoltaic systems for high reliability (mission profile, comparison of topologies and semiconductor technologies, modulation and control to improve reliability); 6. Statistical analysis, industrial test procedures to improve the power converter system reliability and case studies. Accelerated Lifetime Testing (ALT) and Multi Environment Over Stress Testing (MEOST) will be also treated.



Organizer: Professor Frede Blaabjerg,, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Professor Frede Blaabjerg,, Aalborg University, Professor Francesco Iannuzzo ,, Aalborg University, Peter de Place Rimmen, Reliability Advisor at Danfoss Power Electronics A/S, R&D, Professor Giovanni Busatto, University of Cassino and Souther Lazio, Cassino, Italy, Assistant Professor Huai Wang,, Aalborg University and Assistant Professor Ke Ma,, Aalborg University

Time: 10 – 12 November 2015

Place: Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 20 October, 2015