Power drives are used for induction motor control, uninterruptible power supplies, and in electrical vehicles. The increasing penetration of power drives makes their reliability, robustness, and early diagnosis a central point of attention especially in planning, designing, and financing. This book explores fault diagnosis of inverter drives to enable early diagnosis and robust design for efficient long life operation.
Fault Diagnosis for Robust Inverter Power Drives focuses on early diagnosis, prognosis, and intrinsic reliability of inverter power drives and their applications. Topics include material degradation, materials, semiconductors, inverter topologies, and early diagnosis as well as fault tolerant software strategies.
This work is highly relevant to researchers, power electronics professionals, and system designers in aerospace, hybrid and electrical cars, and power systems.
- Chapter 2: Early diagnosis in power semiconductors: MOSFET, IGBT, emerging materials (SiC and GaNs)
- Chapter 3: Early diagnosis in DC-link capacitors: electrolytic and films
- Chapter 4: Embedded fault diagnosis and prognosis
- Chapter 5: Fault-tolerance strategies for power converters
- Chapter 6: Motor diagnostics and protection using inverter capabilities
- Chapter 7: Battery storage
- Chapter 8: Prognostics: a battery case study
Antonio E. Ginart is principal R&D engineer at SmartWires. He serves as Affiliate Faculty Member of the College of Engineering of the University of Georgia and Adjunct Professor at Kennesaw State University. He has over 30 years of experience in power electronics, inverter drives design and motors control which has led to over 70 publications and patents.