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Title Operation-Profile Based Lifetime Evaluation of Power Semiconductor Devices in Solid-State Transformer for Urban Railway Vehicles
Authors Ui-Min Choi ; Jin-Hyuk Park ; Myung-Yong Kim ; June-Seok Lee
DOI 10.6113/TKPE.2020.25.6.496
Page pp.496-502
ISSN 1229-2214
Keywords Railway vehicle; Solid-state transformer; Reliability; Lifetime; Power module
Abstract The reliability of a solid-state transformer (SST) is one of the important aspects to consider when replacing a conventional low-frequency passive transformer with SST for urban railway vehicles. Lifetime evaluation of SST in the design phase is therefore essential in guaranteeing a certain SST reliability. In this study, a lifetime evaluation of power semiconductor devices in SST is performed with respect to temperature stress. For a case study, a 3 MW SST with three kinds of power modules (one IGBT module and two SiC-MOSFET modules) is used for the lifetime estimation under the operation profile of urban railway vehicles.