Haoran Wang had been given the opportunity to present a paper for oral presentation, entitled “Reliability-oriented Cost Benchmarking of Active Capacitive DC-links in Single-phase Power Converters". During his stay, he had received an award for the best oral presentation taking place during the Dialogue Technical Sessions.
The presentation presents a reliability-oriented design procedure, which is applied to size the chip area of active switching devices and the passive components to fulfill a specific lifetime target. Component cost models are applied to obtain the overall cost of each DC-link design methods. It reveals that different conclusions can be drawn with different lifetime targets in terms of cost-effectiveness.
Haoran would like to thank his supervisor Huai Wang, and co-supervisor Frede Blaabjerg, for all their kindness and enlightening discussions in order to come out with a significant result. Further, he would like to also thank his colleagues in CORPE for kindly supplying the knowledge and guidance in research.