Experimental Optimization of Passive Cooling of a Heat Source Array Flush-Mounted on a Vertical Plate
2016 (English)In: Energies, ISSN 1996-1073, E-ISSN 1996-1073, Vol. 9, no 11, 912Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Heat sources, such as power electronics for offshore power, could be cooled passivelyâmainly by conduction and natural convection. The obvious advantage of this strategy is its high reliability. However, it must be implemented in an efficient manner (i.e., the area needs to be kept low to limit the construction costs). In this study, the placement of multiple heat sources mounted on a vertical plate was studied experimentally for optimization purposes. We chose a regular distribution, as this is likely to be the preferred choice in the construction process. We found that optimal spacing can be determined for a targeted source density by tuning the vertical and horizontal spacing between the heat sources. The optimal aspect ratio was estimated to be around two.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 9, no 11, 912
discrete heat sources, source array, natural convection, optimization
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-307831DOI: 10.3390/en9110912ISI: 000388580000054OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-307831DiVA: diva2:1048733
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