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Industrial/PhD Course: Reliability in Power Electronics Systems


11.10.2017 kl. 08.30 - 13.10.2017 kl. 16.00



Professor Frede Blaabjerg,, Aalborg University


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

ECTS:  3




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:

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


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



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.


Department of Energy Technology


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 103, room 4.112, 9220 Aalborg East