Artificial Intelligence Aided Automated Design for Reliability of Power Electronic Systems

@article{Dragievi2019ArtificialIA,
  title={Artificial Intelligence Aided Automated Design for Reliability of Power Electronic Systems},
  author={Tomislav Dragi{\vc}evi{\'c} and Patrick William Wheeler and Frede Blaabjerg},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics},
  year={2019},
  volume={34},
  pages={7161-7171}
}
This paper proposes a new methodology for automated design of power electronic systems realized through the use of artificial intelligence. Existing approaches do not consider the system's reliability as a performance metric or are limited to reliability evaluation for a certain fixed set of design parameters. The method proposed in this paper establishes a functional relationship between design parameters and reliability metrics, and uses them as the basis for optimal design. The first step in… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Intelligent long-term performance analysis in power electronics systems

TLDR
The proposed lifetime curves can present the long-term performance of converters facilitating optimal system-level design for reliability, reliable operation and maintenance planning in power electronic systems.

Machine Learning based Modeling of Power Electronic Converters

TLDR
Bayesian Regularization along with artificial neural network (ANN) and random forest (RF) based machine learning to model power converters and analyze their performance is proposed.

Artificial Intelligence-Based Control Design for Reliable Virtual Synchronous Generators

TLDR
A double-artificial neural network (ANN)-based method for designing VSG inertia parameter considering simultaneously the reliability and stability and can be used for optimal design of VSG parameter considering reliability and other factors.

System-Level Reliability Assessment of Short Duty Electric Drives for Aerospace

TLDR
A system level reliability study for short duty electric drives is proposed and implemented, using an aerospace electromechanical actuator as case-study, and concepts of statistical post-processing for the lifetime prediction of power modules are discussed throughout.

Reliability Analysis of Power Systems Integrated With High-Penetration of Power Converters

TLDR
A hierarchical reliability framework to evaluate the electric power system reliability from the power electronic converter level to the overall system level is proposed and numerical results show power converter reliability should be considered as an important factor when evaluating overall system reliability performance.

Artificial Neural Networks-Based Multi-Objective Design Methodology for Wide-Bandgap Power Electronics Converters

Design methodology of power electronics converters is critical to fully explore the potential of wide-bandgap power semiconductors at the converter level. However, existing design methods largely

Surrogate Thermal Model for Power Electronic Modules using Artificial Neural Network

TLDR
This study chooses the Generalized Minimized Residual (GMRES) Algorithm to process thermal models due to its efficiency and machine learning aided surrogate model is proposed for the prediction of thermal performance since existing approaches take much time to determine the thermal response to a particular input power.

A Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm methodology for sizing and power electronics selection of standalone renewable energy systems

TLDR
A design methodology to optimize multiple design metrics of a stand-alone PV/battery system at the same time, with the use of a genetic algorithm, allowing the quick execution of several optimizations with different settings.

Evolutionary Design Automation of High Efficiency Series Resonant Converter for Photovoltaic Systems

TLDR
The proposed framework is developed using genetic algorithm, differential evolution algorithm (DEA), and nondominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II) for the multi-objective optimization of SRC circuit while accomplishing zero voltage switching (ZVS).

Filter Design and Optimization of Electromechanical Actuation Systems Using Search and Surrogate Algorithms for More-Electric Aircraft Applications

TLDR
The dc filter design and optimization problem is studied for dc electrical power distribution systems onboard more-electric aircraft and a novel category of search and surrogate algorithms is proposed and used for the target multiobjective optimization problem (MOOP).
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 31 REFERENCES

Reliability-Oriented Design of Three-Phase Power Converters for Aircraft Applications

TLDR
The proposed procedure takes reliability up-front in the design process of power converters, carrying out the design in three steps by minimizing system complexity and stress, and by the use of the most reliable components, materials, and structures.

Reliability Oriented Design Tool For the New Generation of Grid Connected PV-Inverters

This paper introduces a reliability-oriented design tool for a new generation of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) inverters. The proposed design tool consists of a real field mission profile (RFMP)

Mission Profile-Based Reliability Design and Real-Time Life Consumption Estimation in Power Electronics

Power electronics are efficient for conversion and conditioning of the electrical energy through a wide range of applications. Proper life consumption estimation methods applied for power electronics

Survey on Reliability of Power Electronic Systems

With wide-spread application of power electronic systems across many different industries, their reliability is being studied extensively. This paper presents a comprehensive review of reliability

PV system reliability: An operator's perspective

  • A. Golnas
  • Engineering
    2012 IEEE 38th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) PART 2
  • 2013
TLDR
The long-term performance of a photovoltaic system, comprising components with a high quotient of manual labor, and which operate outdoors under noncontrolled conditions, do tend to exhibit issues, and the inverter software which is critical for their operation is an additional potential source of failure.

Effect of the Mission Profile on the Reliability of a Power Converter Aimed at Photovoltaic Applications—A Case Study

This paper presents the reliability analysis of a push-pull converter intended for connection to a 125-W photovoltaic (PV) panel. Four prototypes of the converter were built and tested, using

$LCL$ Filter Design and Performance Analysis for Grid-Interconnected Systems

The use of power converters is very important in maximizing the power transfer from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, or even a hydrogen-based fuel cell to the utility grid. An LCL filter

Optimal Selection of Power Converter in DFIG Wind Turbine With Enhanced System-Level Reliability

TLDR
The system-level lifetime increases significantly with an appropriate design of the back-to-back power converters, and the optimal selection of power module may be different seen from the reliability perspective compared to the electrical stress margin.

A Lifetime Estimation Technique for Voltage Source Inverters

This paper presents a method to estimate the inverter lifetime so that we can predict a failure prior to it actually happening. The key contribution of this study is to link the physics of the power

Thermal Performance and Reliability Analysis of Single-Phase PV Inverters With Reactive Power Injection Outside Feed-In Operating Hours

Reactive power support by photovoltaic (PV) systems is of increasing interest, when compared with the conventional reactive power compensation devices. The PV inverters can exchange reactive power