Welcome to Reliability in Power Electronics Systems


Description: The course will be the latest research outcomes of the Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE). The 2017 version of the course will focus on failure mechanisms and degradation models of active power devices and capacitors, reliability analysis of power electronic systems, and reliability testing methods. The course will have the following five main parts:

  1. Introduction to modern reliability and robustness approach
  2. Reliability testing methods and testing data analysis (e.g., Weibull)
  3. Long-term wear out and single-event abnormal operation of active power modules and capacitors
  4. Design tools and reliability analysis of power electronic systems
  5. Condition monitoring and thermal control of critical power electronic components

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of power electronics, power semiconductor devices, capacitors, and basic statistics.

Organizer: Professor Frede Blaabjerg, email: fbl@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Professor Frede Blaabjerg, Associate Professor Huai Wang, Aalborg University, Professor Francesco Iannuzzo, Aalborg University, Reliability Advisor Peter de Place Rimmen


Price: 6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 1500 DKK for PhD students in Denmark, who are not from AAU. 8000 DKK for the Industry.

Time: 11. - 13. Oktober 2017


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Number of seats: 30

Deadline: 20. September 2017


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.