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Generation of Equivalent Circuit Models From Simulation Data of a Thermal System

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M. Bikdash

North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC

Y. P. Pang, E. P. Scott

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Paper No. IMECE2002-33789, pp. 269-276; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2002-33789
From:
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Heat Transfer, Volume 7
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3638-X | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME

abstract

To enable the design and analysis of Integrated Power Electronics Models (IPEMs), a high level of software integration is needed. The solvers needed range form electrical circuit simulators, like Saber, to thermal analysis and CFD solvers like I-DEAS. As an electrical design parameter is changed, its effect will, in principle, be felt all the way to the temperature distribution in the cooling fluid, and hence a complete solution of the temperature field may have to be recomputed. This is of course computationally prohibitive. Hence a reduced-order model of the thermal behavior of the heat sink is of great interest. In this paper, we will present an algorithm that can automatically generate these reduced-order models from finite-element simulations.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME

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