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Reliability in Power Electronics and Electrical Machines: Industrial Applications and Performance Models

Book Description

In modern industries, electrical energy conversion systems consist of two main parts: electrical machines and power electronic converters. With global electricity use at an all-time high, uninterrupted operation of electrical power converters is essential. Reliability in Power Electronics and Electrical Machines: Industrial Applications and Performance Models provides an in-depth analysis of reliability in electrical energy converters as well as strategies for designing dependable power electronic converters and electrical machines. Featuring a comprehensive discussion on the topics of reliability design and measurement, failure mechanisms, and specific issues pertaining to quality, efficiency, and durability, this timely reference source offers practical examples and research-based results for use by engineers, researchers, and advanced-level students.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
    1. HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE BOOK
    2. OBJECTIVES OF THE BOOK
    3. STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK
    4. FEATURES OF THE BOOK
    5. RELATED READERS
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Data Preparation
    1. Chapter 1: Electric Power Converters
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: IMPORTANCE OF RELIABLE POWER CONVERTERS
      3. VARIOUS TYPES OF RELIABLE POWER CONVERTER
      4. MAIN TYPES OF POWER ELECTRONIC CONVERTER
      5. ELECTRICAL MACHINES
      6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Fault Mechanism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: FAILURE OF ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTERS
      3. CATASTROPHIC FAILURE
      4. FAILURE FACTORS
      5. THERMAL SHOCK
      6. ELECTRIC BREAKDOWN
      7. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
      8. MECHANICAL FACTORS
      9. MECHANICAL AUX SYSTEMS
      10. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Section 2: Reliability Calculation
    1. Chapter 3: Reliability Prediction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: RELIABILITY PREDICTION
      3. PROBABILISTIC TOOL
      4. RELIABILITY AND PROBABILITY
      5. RELIABILITY MODELS
      6. COMPONENTS RELIABILITY EVALUATION
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 4: Thermal Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: FAILURES DUE TO THERMAL PROBLEMS
      3. METHOD OF HEAT TRANSFER
      4. THERMAL ANALYSIS USING FINITE ELEMENT METHOD
      5. Insulation Class
      6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 5: Reliability Measurement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EFFECT OF TEST ON EQUIPMENT
      4. MECHANICAL TESTS
      5. ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS
      6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 3: Methods for Preventing Faults
    1. Chapter 6: Reliability as a Figure of Merit
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELIABILITY ORIENTED APPROACH
      4. RELIABLE OR HIGH PERFORMANCE
      5. DESIGN FOR RELIABILITY
      6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Stress Reduction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: STRESS ON THE COMPONENTS
      3. THERMAL STRESS FACTORS
      4. ELECTRICAL STRESS FACTORS
      5. MECHANICAL STRESS FACTORS
      6. ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS FACTORS
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 4: Methods for Removing Faults
    1. Chapter 8: Protection Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: PROTECTION FOR RAPID ISOLATION
      3. THERMAL PROTECTION
      4. ELECTRICAL PROTECTION
      5. MECHANICAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
      6. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 9: Availability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: AVAILABLE OR SAFE?
      3. AVAILABILITY
      4. INFLUENCE OF INTERFERENCE
      5. ALARM MANAGEMENT
      6. MAINTAINABILITY
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 5: Reliability in Operation Process
    1. Chapter 10: Derating
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: DERATING TO CONTINUE THE OPERATION
      3. LOAD-STRENGTH INTERFERENCE
      4. DERATING OF A FAULTY SYSTEM
      5. DERATING A NORMAL SYSTEM IN HARSH ENVIRONMENT
      6. USEFUL LIFE EXTENSION FOR A NORMAL POWER ELECTRONIC CONVERTER
      7. COMPONENT DERATING
      8. EFFECT OF ENVIRONMENT
      9. DERATING IS IN THE OPPOSITE OF AAT
      10. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Fault Tolerant Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: ROBUSTNESS AGAINST FAULTS
      3. REDUNDANCY
      4. RECONFIGURATION
      5. MULTI STAGE ALARMS
      6. OVER DESIGN
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 12: Condition Monitoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: PREDICTION OF FAILURE
      3. SENSOR BASED METHODS
      4. SENSORLESS SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION
      5. DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS
      6. SIGNAL PROCESSING TOOLS
      7. MEASUREMENT TOOLS
      8. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Compilation of References