Self-Pumped Air-Cooling Design for a High-Speed High-Specific-Power Motor

Xuan Yi, Reed Sanchez, Kiruba Haran, Joseph Veres, Aaron T. Perry, Philip J. Ansell

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

High specific power is critical in large electric machines to power commercial aircraft. Advanced thermal management is a key enabling factor. The solution chosen for the machine presented here is an aggressive self-pumped air-cooling scheme. It allows a level of electric loading typically associated with liquid cooling. A rotor-integrated centrifugal fan is designed to pump sufficient cooling air through the machine. A detailed thermal analysis has shown that the designed mass flow rate can cool the machine. The initial flow test results using a hardware rotor prototype validated the fan performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1135-1140
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538630488
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2018
Event2018 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2018 - Long Beach, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2018Jun 15 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2018

Other

Other2018 IEEE Transportation and Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach
Period6/13/186/15/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Transportation

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