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Industrial/PhD Course: Multiphysics Simulation and Design of Power Electronics


29.11.2021 kl. 08.30 - 01.12.2021 kl. 16.30



Associate Professor Amir Sajjad Bahman,, Aalborg University, Denmark  


Assoc. Prof. Amir Sajjad Bahman, Aalborg University, 
Prof. Eckart Hoene, Fraunhofer IZM, Trainers from EDRMedeso (ANSYS Channel Partner) 

ECTS:  3 


Simulation of power electronic components and systems is key to achieve the Design for Reliability (DfR) approach. Besides, multi-domain, multi-physics and multi-objective optimization tools are required for future integrated power electronics. This industrial/PhD course will equip attendees with the theory, fundamentals and advanced multiphysics simulation and modeling techniques required to effectively design power electronics systems and components. When selecting a new power electronics component, the design engineer must consider thermal management, EMC/EMI, magnetics, mechanics and manufacturability. Although power electronics designers often concentrate on only one critical issue at a time, e.g. thermal management, in a DfR approach, the trend is to take into account multiphysics aspects. 

The course targets applying the problem based-learning (PBL) teaching method and presents a step-by-step training on design development of power electronics converter and components using multiphysics tools including ANSYS Workbench, Simplorer, Maxwell, Q3D, RMxprt, HFSS, SIwave, Icepak, Mechanical and Sherlock to design power electronics from component level – e.g. power module, heatsink and fuse– to system level – e.g. circuit parasitics. The course contents are based on the latest research outcomes of the Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE). Following the PBL model that focuses on learning by doing and reflection, the course activities will include group work, problem defining and solving applied to real-world case studies, practical exercises, and discussion sessions. 

The course is organized in three consecutive days of full-time activities (08:30-16:30). Attendees armed with the knowledge gained from this course will be able to apply advanced simulation tools to streamline and shorten the design cycle, improve the reliability and deliver high quality products.  

The course will cover the following lectures: 


  • 08:30 – 09:00 Course Information and Introduction to Multiphysics (Amir Sajjad Bahman)         
  • 09:00 – 09:30 Lecture on Introduction to ANSYS (Amir Sajjad Bahman)  
  • 09:30 – 10:00 Lecture on Inverter System Design (Simplorer) (Amir Sajjad Bahman) 
    10:00 – 10:30 Break 
  • 10:30 – 12:00 Workshop on Inverter Design (Amir Sajjad Bahman) 
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break  
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lecture on Motor Design (RMxprt/Maxwell) (EDRMedeso) 
    14:00 – 14:30 Break 
  • 14:30 – 16:30 Workshop on Motor Design (EDRMedeso) 

Day 2 

  • 08:30 – 09:30 Lecture on EMI/EMC Design (Eckart Hoene) 
  • 09:30 – 10:15 Lecture on EMI/EMC Simulation (Q3D/SIWave) (EDRMedeso) 
    10:15 – 10:30 Break 
  • 10:30 – 12:00 Workshop on Inverter EMC Modeling (EDRMedeso) 
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break  
  • 13:00 – 13:30 Lecture on Thermal Design (Amir Sajjad Bahman) 
  • 13:30 – 14:00 Live Demonstration of Heatsink Modeling (SpaceClaim) (Amir Sajjad Bahman)              
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Workshop on Static Thermal Modeling (Icepak/Q3D) (Amir Sajjad Bahman) 
    15:00 – 15:30 Break 
  • 15:30 – 16:30 Workshop on Transient Thermal Modeling (Icepak/Simplorer) (Amir Sajjad Bahman) 

Day 3 

  • 08:30 – 09:00 Lecture on Reliability Design (Amir Sajjad Bahman) 
  • 09:00 – 09:30 Live Demonstration of Reliability Simulation (Sherlock) (EDRMedeso)
    09:30 – 10:00 Break  
  • 10:00 – 12:00 Updated Inverter System Design (Simplorer/ROMs/Digital Twin) (Amir Sajjad Bahman) 
    12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break 
  • 13:00 – 16:00 Assignments (three optional tasks based on previous models)         
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Summary and wrap up 


Basic understanding of power electronics circuits and components. 

Form of evaluation: 

Fulfilment of assignment and sending a report to the organizer. A 30-day trial license of required software will be provided prior to the course. The exercise will be done in group of 1-2 members and final report must be submitted by each group. 


6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry.


AAU Energy


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 105, room 4.127

Registration Deadline

08.11.2021 kl. 00.00

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