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Underpinning Power Electronics
Component Integration Theme
WP 4: Design Tools and Modelling
Dr Hua Lu
Department of Mathematical Science
University of Greenwich
Email: [email protected]
Research Interests: Computational Science, Reliability analysis
and optimization, Design tools for power electronics
Project Plans & Objectives
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Design for Electro-Thermal Management
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Develop a methodology for generating dynamic electro-thermal compact models that
can be used in a high fidelity thermal analysis
Develop a methodology to embed these models within a multi-objective optimisation
framework
Design for Reliability and Robustness
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Develop high fidelity finite element models for relevant component structures in this
theme
Develop reduced order model equivalents of the above for fast analysis
Develop physics-of-failure lifetime models for failures relevant to structures developed in
this WP
Identify a methodology to include design/manufacturing variation within the reliability
predictions
Identify approach to embed the above within a multi-objective optimisation framework
such as PowerLife
Potential Outcomes & Exploitation Plans
• Methods and models for the development of
mathematical models for electric, thermal, and
mechanical analysis developed for power
electronics design
• The implementation of the above in design tools at
the component
• Use the design tools for co-design of power
electronics components and systems
Input from the PE Community
• Other UPE themes: Device, Converters and Drives
• UPE design tools and models (DTM) Cross Theme
(pending)
• Other power electronics projects in the UK and
abroad. HiCo, CleanSky etc
• Power Electronics industry
• Power electronics centres and organizations such
as ECPE

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