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|Title:||The Importance of Electric Motor Thermal Management and the Role of Polymer Composites in Axial Cooling|
|Keywords:||Electric Motor;Cooling;Thermal Management;Conductive Polymer;Thermal Modelling;Composite|
|Abstract:||The following research investigates the effect that axial cooling channels will have on the performance of the thermal management system of a hypothetical switched reluctance motor. A baseline motor with no axial cooling will be compared to an identical motor with the innovative cooling design implemented. This will allow for a direct comparison of the two designs, with a quantifiable performance increase determined through thermal simulations. The ability of a polymer composite to transfer heat to the axial cooling channel is also explored. A detailed material selection process is discussed with the result being an epoxy polymer composite. The material development of a thermally enhanced polymer composite is then investigated to achieve a maximum thermal conductivity material that can exist within the stator slot to achieve enhanced thermal energy transfer.|
|Appears in Collections:||Open Access Dissertations and Theses|
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