Welcome to Reliability in Power Electronics Systems


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, fbl@et.aau.dk
Lecturers: Professor Frede Blaabjerg, Professor Francesco Iannuzzo, Reliability Advisor at Danfoss Power Electronics A/S R&D Peter de Place Rimmen, Professor Giovanni Busatto, Assistant Professor Huai Wang and Assistant Professor Ke Ma.

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 11-13 October 2016

Place: Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg East

Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 20 September 2016

Important information concerning PhD courses

We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.