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Application of Kriging and radial basis function in power electronic module wire bond structure reliability under various amplitude loading

Application of Kriging and radial basis function in power electronic module wire bond structure reliability under various amplitude loading

Rajaguru, Pushparajah ORCID: 0000-0002-6041-0517, Lu, Hua ORCID: 0000-0002-4392-6562 and Bailey, Chris ORCID: 0000-0002-9438-3879 (2012) Application of Kriging and radial basis function in power electronic module wire bond structure reliability under various amplitude loading. International Journal of Fatigue, 45. pp. 61-70. ISSN 0142-1123 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2012.06.013)

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Abstract

This paper discusses life time prediction of wire bond structure in a power electronic module based on computational approach that integrates methods for high fidelity analysis, reduced order modelling, and life time prediction using reduced order model. This methodology is demonstrated for the design of a wire bond structure in a power electronic module with aim of reducing the chance of failure due to the wire bond lift off in power electronic module when a random load is applied to the aluminium wire. In particular, wire bond reliability of the power module related to the thermal fatigue material degradation of aluminium wire is one of the main concerns. In the power electronic module reliability, understanding the performance, reliability and robustness of wire bond is a key factor for the future development and success of the power electronic module technology, because wire bond lift off failure ignites other catastrophic failures.

The main focus in this study is on the application of reduced order modelling techniques and the development of the associated models for fast evaluation and analysis. The discussion is on methods for approximate response surface modelling based on interpolation techniques using Kriging and radial basis functions. The reduced order modelling approach uses prediction data for the electro-thermo-mechanical behaviour of the power module wirebond design obtained through non-linear transient finite element simulations, in particular for the fatigue life-time of the aluminium wire attached to the silicon chip of the wire in the module. The reduced order models are used for the analysis of predicting the life time of the wire bond structure under random load. One of the widely used cycle counting algorithm, so called rainflow counting algorithm is utilised to count the cycles of temperature profile at the a specific point of the wire bond structure in a power electronic module. Using the cycle results from rainflow algorithm mean life time of the wire bond structure is predicted by a linear cumulative damage model such as Palmgren–Miner rule. This model is utilised to predict the mean fatigue life of the wire bond structure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: reduced order models, power electronic module, life prediction, Kriging, radial basis, microsystems
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Science
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10290

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