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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050113
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 5 Issue 1, 2014.
Abstract: Power electronics are widely used in electric vehicles, railway locomotive and new generation aircrafts. Reliability of these components directly affect the reliability and performance of these vehicular platforms. In recent years, several research work about reliability, failure mode and aging analysis have been extensively carried out. There is a need for an efficient algorithm able to predict the life of power electronics component. In this paper, a probabilistic Monte-Carlo framework is developed and applied to predict remaining useful life of a component. Probability distributions are used to model the component’s degradation process. The modelling parameters are learned using Maximum Likelihood Estimation. The prognostic is carried out by the mean of simulation in this paper. Monte-Carlo simulation is used to propagate multiple possible degradation paths based on the current health state of the component. The remaining useful life and confident bounds are calculated by estimating mean, median and percentile descriptive statistics of the simulated degradation paths. Results from different probabilistic models are compared and their prognostic performances are evaluated.
T. Sreenuch, A. Alghassi, S. Perinpanayagam and Y. Xie, “Probabilistic Monte-Carlo Method for Modelling and Prediction of Electronics Component Life” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 5(1), 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2014.050113