iRel40 Special Session at ESREL 2023
This year the ESREL 2023 conference was held at the University of Southampton in the city of Southampton, United Kingdom, with the theme of the conference being “The Future of Safety in a Re-Connected World”. The conference covered several topics within safety, risk, and reliability analysis methods, maintenance, optimization, and risk management. The conference addressed methodological solutions in prognostics and health management, mathematical methods, accelerated life testing, maintenance modelling, accident and incident modelling, and reliability modelling. As with previous years, risk perception and communication also play a key role. The conference application areas range from aviation systems, oil and gas, nuclear energy, autonomous systems, Natech, security, transportation, health, and medicine to safety and reliability of systems that will potentially enable the transition to net-zero emissions, for example hydrogen power generation systems.
Special Session Description
Electronic Components and Systems (ECSs) are key enablers for a wide range of applications, ranging from transport and mobility to medicine and energy. In the 4th industrial revolution, ECS reliability is essential on the device and system level and faces exceptional requirements in innovative applications. It is, therefore, fundamental to enhance and ensure the reliability of ECS by reducing their failure rates along the entire value chain. The motivation for proposing this special session emerges from the research and development activities performed within the ECSEL JU European Project “Intelligent Reliability 4.0” (iRel40, https://www.irel40.eu/): the project outcomes have been shared. The special session aimed and collected contributions discussing theoretical and technological advancements for enhancing the reliability of ECS.
Nine papers/abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the conference, seven of which are from iRel40 partners.
The session is organized and chaired by:
- Ibrahim Ahmed, IUNET (POLIMI), Italy
- Piero Baraldi, IUNET (POLIMI) ), Italy
- Horst Lewitschnig, IFAT, Austria
- Enrico Zio, IUNET (POLIMI) ), Italy
Participation and Presentations
The following iRel40 partners participated and shared the results of the iRel40 project at the Special Session: IUNET (POLIMI); IFAT; PTA; IWO; Fraunhofer ENAS; UNIVAQ; RISE; and TU Dresden.
The following are the titles and authors of the papers presented at the Special Session (7 out of 9 are from the iRel40 Project):
- Wilhelm Söderkvist Vermelin, Andreas Lövberg, Maciej Misiorny, Mattias P. Eng and Klas Brinkfeldt (RISE, iRel40 Partner), “Data-Driven Remaining Useful Life Estimation of Discrete Power Electronic Devices”;
- Heiner Moeller, Heiko Knoll, Pascal Hille, and Sven Rzepka (Fraunhofer ENAS, iRel40 Partner), “Impact of thermo-mechanical effects to the measurement behavior of a molded SO16 System-in-Package current sensor investigated by a physics-based design for reliability approach”;
- Lars Langenberg, Rainer Pätzold, and Asad Khalid (PTA, iRel40 Partner), “Process Data Analysis for Improved Burn-In Strategies Based on Complementary AI Models”;
- Ibrahim Ahmed, Piero Baraldi, Enrico Zio and Horst Lewitschnig (IUNET-POLIMI & IFAT, iRel40 Partner), “Prediction of the Number of Defectives in a Production Batch of Semiconductor Devices”;
- Aart-Jan de Graaf and Robert Ross (IWO, iRel40 Partner), “There is no superior maintenance style in asset management;
- Thomas Olschewski (TU Dresden, iRel40 Partner), “Two Algorithms For Defect Detection in Wafer Fabrication”;
- Marco Santic, Leonardo Fazzini, and Luigi Pomante (UNIVAQ, iRel40 Partner), “An all-digital HW monitoring system at run-time to improve the reliability of electronic devices”;
- Sajjad Bahrebar and Rajan Ambat (Technical University of Denmark), “Using Predictive Analytics Approaches to Investigate Climatic Reliability and Humidity Robustness issues of PCBA under Different Conditions”
- Ning Zhang (Beijing Institute of Control Engineering), “Transient thermal analysis, test verification, and structural optimization on the integrated flywheel”.
Group photo of the iRel40 participants at the Special Session.