04.11.19 - 05.11.2019 - ECPE/Cluster-Tutorial: Thermal Engineering of Power Electronic Systems Part II: Thermal Management and Reliability

Course instructors:
Prof. Dr. Uwe Scheuermann, Semikron Elektronik

Thermal engineering of power electronic systems is a key to achieve high performance and reliability. The focus of the tutorial is the thermal design and validation of a power electronic inverter exemplified by a 100 kW SEMIKUBE IGBT converter equipped with additional thermal sensors. The attendees should have basic knowledge on power semiconductor devices and power electronics systems.

Part 2: Following a brief summary of the results of the first part, failure mechanisms, both at semiconductor and package levels will be introduced. After that, thermo-/damage-sensitive parameters will be discussed, together with theoretical background of thermal impedance measurement. A practical experiment about measurement of thermal impedance with standard laboratory equipment will end the first day. The second day will start from concrete design for reliability concepts, then aim straight at lifetime estimation, based on both power cycling and mission-profile approaches. Advanced electro-thermal and thermo-mechanical simulation will follow, and an overview about cooling systems will conclude the 2-day tutorial.

All presentations and discussions will be in English language.

Deadline for registration: 28 October 2019

ECPE / Cluster Tutorial