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High Performance Single-Phase Liquid Coolers for Power Electronics

[+] Author Affiliations
Brian C. Y. Cheong, Peter T. Ireland

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Annegret W. Siebert

Rolls-Royce plc, Derby, UK

Paper No. ICMM2005-75027, pp. 199-207; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/ICMM2005-75027
From:
  • ASME 3rd International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels
  • ASME 3rd International Conference on Microchannels and Minichannels, Part B cont’d
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 13–15, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4185-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3758-0
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME

abstract

This paper presents three generically similar impingement liquid coolers that have been engineered for cooling power electronics on future aero gas turbines. The thermal and hydraulic performances of the coolers have been compared with that of a commercial, state-of-the-art pin fin liquid cooler. It is demonstrated that the impingement liquid coolers outperform thermally the baseline pin fin cooler, and with significantly lower pressure drops. The impingement liquid coolers could also be easily modified to trade reduced pressure drop against higher flowrate or reduced thermal performance. A scaling model has also been developed to predict the thermal performances of the coolers for other types of coolants and flow conditions. The model has been applied for predicting the convective thermal performances of the coolers assuming hot aircraft fuel as the coolant. Future work would include an investigation of alternative convective applications in which the cooling system could be systematically explored.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME
Topics: Electronics , Coolers

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