Heatsink design for high power density converter in aircraft applications : Parameter sensitivity analysis

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Author(s)

  • A. Sakanova
  • Shan Yin
  • Yong Liu
  • Kai Men
  • K. Y. See
  • K. J. Tseng
  • A. Nawawi
  • C. F. Tong
  • Yitao Liu
  • R. Simanjorang
  • C. J. Gajanayake
  • A. K. Gupta

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway and Ship Propulsion, ESARS
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2015-May
ISBN (print)9781479974009
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Name
Volume2015-May
ISSN (Print)2165-9400
ISSN (electronic)2165-9427

Conference

TitleInternational Conference on Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles, ESARS 2015
PlaceGermany
CityAachen
Period3 - 5 March 2015

Abstract

Cooling systems significantly contribute to the total mass and/or volume of power electronic systems especially for aerospace application where it will directly increase the operating cost of the aircraft. This paper investigates the heat sink parameters that contribute to the thermal resistance as well to weight of the high power density converter. The lowest heat sink thermal resistance for any type of coolant can be achieved by choosing a greater number of flow channels and thicker fin thickness. To minimize the weight, lower number of channels and thinner fins are desirable. The design case of 50kW power converter with 1.16% power loss using the most promising coolant in aircraft application is investigated and presented. Manufacturing constrains of the heat sink have also been taken into account.

Research Area(s)

  • cooling system, heat sink, high power density converter

Citation Format(s)

Heatsink design for high power density converter in aircraft applications: Parameter sensitivity analysis. / Sakanova, A.; Yin, Shan; Liu, Yong et al.
Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway and Ship Propulsion, ESARS. Vol. 2015-May IEEE Computer Society, 2015. 7101419.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review