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Modelling of jet-impingement cooling for power electronics

Modelling of jet-impingement cooling for power electronics

Rizvi, M.J., Skuriat, R., Tilford, Tim, Bailey, Christopher, Johnson, C. Mark and Lu, Hua (2009) Modelling of jet-impingement cooling for power electronics. In: 10th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems, 2009. EuroSimE 2009. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Piscataway, NJ, USA. ISBN 978-1-4244-4160-0 (doi:10.1109/ESIME.2009.4938428)

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Abstract

The use of an innovative jet impingement cooling system in a power electronics application is investigated using numerical analysis. The jet impingement system, outlined by Skuriat et al, consists of a series of cells each containing an array of holes. Cooling fluid is forced through the device, forming an array of impingement jets. The jets are arranged in a manner, which induces a high degree of mixing in the interface boundary layer. This increase in turbulent mixing is intended to induce higher Nusselt numbers and effective heat transfer coefficients. Enhanced cooling efficiency enables the power electronics module to operate at a lower temperature, greatly enhancing long-term reliability. The results obtained through numerical modelling deviates markedly from the experimentally derived data. The disparity is most likely due to the turbulence model selected and further analysis is required, involving evaluation of more advanced turbulence models.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 10th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems, 2009. EuroSimE 2009
Additional Information: This paper forms part of the Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems, 2009 (EuroSimE 2009), held 26-29 April 2009, at the Technical University of Delft, Delft, Netherlands. ©2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder.
Uncontrolled Keywords: jet impingement cooling system, power electronics modules (PEMs), cooling efficiency, numerical modelling
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Systems Technology
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Computer Science
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1290

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