A novel reliability prediction with input transients for an LLC converter

Darla, Ramesh B. and Annamalai, Chitra (2022) A novel reliability prediction with input transients for an LLC converter. Frontiers in Energy Research, 10. ISSN 2296-598X

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Utility applications demand highly reliable power converters to match market quality needs. The classical reliability prediction methods do not account for the sudden transients involved with the power converter. This work envisages a new reliability prediction procedure for LLC converter which accounts for the input transients’ impact on the failure rate. Experiments are conducted to collect the actual stress values at input transient and fault conditions, which aids to predict the failure rate with more accuracy. The reliability prediction has been performed using the collected experimental data from the component level to the system level at different mission profiles with transient operating conditions. The impact of various faults and transients on the converter failure rate prediction has been clearly projected from the quantitative analysis presented in this paper. To have a clear picture, the effect of reliability with respect to other stress factors like temperature stress, environmental stress, electrical voltage, current, and power stress on failure rates are also compiled and tabulated. Failure rate and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) have been calculated for an LLC converter using the experimental data. The proposed reliability model can be used in the design phase to have an optimal design, planning, and operation of a power electronic converter in the field. This enables to reach out power converters with better reliability profile to cater the industrial needs for real time applications. From the results, it is evident that the reliability prediction is more realistic when the input transients are considered using the experimental data.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: EP Archives > Energy
Depositing User: Managing Editor
Date Deposited: 03 May 2023 04:39
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2024 04:28
URI: http://research.send4journal.com/id/eprint/2042

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