Predicting the impact of automotive power electronics topology on e-powertrain performance

온디맨드 웨비나 | 43 분

Accelerate inverter technology choice and thermal design innovation for improved efficiency and reliability

Automotive power electronics topology
Automotive power electronics topology

Power electronics modules for vehicle propulsion play an important role in the success of automotive electrification. OEMs are looking for new technologies and innovations to get the optimal power conversion efficiency set by the performance requirements. Decisions need to integrate the variety of circuit topologies and semiconductor technologies (SiC MOSFET, Sis, etc.) to provide the appropriate voltage levels, as well as the appropriate thermal management system (might it be cold plate, double-side or liquid pin cooling). The combination of those elements will impact the vehicle’s performance during integration with regards to reliability, energy consumption, power and thermal safety. Hence, it is critical to explore the design space early in the development cycle and avoid later performance failure.

This webinar introduces how a continuous digital thread will enable you to explore design possibilities, assess performance levels from component choices to integration, and make the right decisions weighting performances, energy consumption and thermal safety.

Comparing different wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors and inverter’s thermal management systems

In this webinar, we explain how to:

  • Run thermal and electrical characterization of an electric vehicle’s inverter
  • Integrate Reduced Order Models of the inverter into integrated vehicle simulation platform
  • Assess the impact of different semiconductors, inverter cooling system, voltage levels on vehicle performance

About the speakers

Byron Blackmore

Product Manager, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Byron is a Product Manager for the Simcenter Flotherm product line at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Byron received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1998 and a Master’s degree from the University of Alberta in 2000.

Romain Nicolas

비즈니스 개발자, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Romain 씨는 중장비 부문에서 시스템 시뮬레이션 작업을 담당하고 있습니다. 2011년 Volvo AB 그룹의 제어 시스템 엔지니어로 경력을 시작하여 제어 알고리즘 검증 플랫폼을 개발했고 시스템 담당으로 다수의 프로젝트를 이끌었으며 애자일 방법론을 사용한 소프트웨어 개발자로 근무했습니다. ESTACA Paris에서 기계 공학 학위를, IFP School에서 석사 학위를 취득했습니다.