Reliability Improvement Technology for Power Converters

  • Kyo-Beum Lee
  • June-Seok Lee

Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kyo-Beum Lee, June-Seok Lee
    Pages 1-24
  3. Kyo-Beum Lee, June-Seok Lee
    Pages 25-73
  4. Kyo-Beum Lee, June-Seok Lee
    Pages 75-137
  5. Kyo-Beum Lee, June-Seok Lee
    Pages 139-177
  6. Kyo-Beum Lee, June-Seok Lee
    Pages 179-205

About this book


This book describes how to design circuits in power electronics systems using a reliability approach in three-level topologies, which have many advantages in terms of the current total harmonic distortion and efficiency. Such converter types are increasingly used in large power applications and photovoltaics (PV), therefore research on improvements in the reliability of such systems using multi-level topologies has become important. Four studies for reliability improvement are contained in this book: an open-circuited switch fault detection scheme, tolerance control for an open-circuited switch fault, neutral-point voltage ripple reduction, and leakage current reduction. This book treats not only the topology, but also the fault tolerance and the reduction of the ripples and leakage. This book is aimed at advanced students of electrical engineering and power electronics specialists.


Multi-level topologies Open-circuited switch fault detection Tolerant control for an open-circuited switch fault Neutral-point voltage ripple reduction Leakage current reduction Total harmonic distortion Neutral-point clamped type converter T-type converter Three-level Topologies

Authors and affiliations

  • Kyo-Beum Lee
    • 1
  • June-Seok Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringAjou UniversitySuwonKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI)Uiwang-siKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4991-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4992-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1287
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4676
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