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Thermal Analysis of Power Electronics: Review

  • Alhussein AlbarbarEmail author
  • Canras Batunlu
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter reviews recent work done on thermal characteristics of power electronic converters and their electronic components. The review process is divided into electrothermal, thermomechanical modeling, lifetime analysis of semiconductor switching elements, and materials properties effects on the reliability of power electronic converters in wind and solar energy applications. Achievements, shortfalls, and remaining tasks for future investigations are also outlined throughout the chapter.

Keywords

Power electronic converters Wind turbines Photovoltaic solar systems Failure modes Reliability of power systems 

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