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A Study on the Heat Transfer Characteristics in Busbars With Various Shape and Arrangement for the Industrial Switchgear

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Hyun Su Cho, Sung Won Park

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Yongin, Korea

Paper No. IMECE2014-39062, pp. V08BT10A022; 7 pages
  • ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 8B: Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 14–20, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4956-9
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


In this study, heat transfer analyses of copper bus bars which are installed in industrial switchgear have been conducted in order to obtain the heat transfer correlations for cooling design. The numerical analysis of temperature rise phenomena of copper busbars is carried out using a CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) code with various installation conditions under natural convection. The temperature rise test of copper busbars is conducted to provide useful database for verification of numerical analysis. Particularly various geometry and arrangement conditions such as number of parallel busbars and installation angels and gaps between the parallel busbars are considered in the numerical analysis to evaluate the cooling performance of busbars. From the comparisons between experimental and numerical results, it is found out that the obtained heat transfer correlations can predict temperature rise of busbars arranged in the switchgear.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME
Topics: Heat transfer , Shapes



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