Controller cooling of an electric vehicle: An analytical and CFD study of heat transfer

Md Mujibur Rahman, H. Y. Rahman, T. J. Hua

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Abstract

This paper presents the analytical and CFD studies of heat transfer from the heat sink of the controller of an electric vehicle (EV). Maximum heat generation from the controller during the operation of the EV was calculated and a forced air cooled heat sink with fin was designed to remove this heat. Heat removal from the finned heat sink was calculated analytically at different air velocity. Heat transfer performance was also simulated through commercially available CFD software at different air velocity. The results revealed that at an air velocity of 15 m/s is capable to remove the targeted heat from the heat sink to maintain the controller at a range of suitable operating temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications, ICoMEIA 2014
EditorsMohammad Fadzli Ramli, Nurshazneem Roslan, Ahmad Kadri Junoh, Maz Jamilah Masnan, Mohammad Huskhazrin Kharuddin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413047
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2015
EventInternational Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications, ICoMEIA 2014 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 28 May 201430 May 2014

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1660
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications, ICoMEIA 2014
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period28/05/1430/05/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Rahman, M. M., Rahman, H. Y., & Hua, T. J. (2015). Controller cooling of an electric vehicle: An analytical and CFD study of heat transfer. In M. F. Ramli, N. Roslan, A. K. Junoh, M. J. Masnan, & M. H. Kharuddin (Eds.), International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering and Industrial Applications, ICoMEIA 2014 [070082] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1660). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4915800