Thermal Management Concepts for Power Sandwich Industrial Drive

Conference: CIPS 2012 - 7th International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems
03/06/2012 - 03/08/2012 at Nuremberg, Germany

Proceedings: CIPS 2012

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Josifovic, I.; Popovic-Gerber, J.; Ferreira, J. A. (Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 4, Delft, 2628CD, The Netherlands)

This paper presents thermal management considerations for a multilayer stacked construction (Power Sandwich) of high power density industrial drive. The Power Sandwich industrial drive is built using novel x-dim components that have uniform height and SiC semiconductors. Different thermal management concepts suitable for single-sided and double-sided heat removal are developed and evaluated. The 2.2kW SiC-based industrial drive demonstrator is constructed in which the double-sided forced convection cooling using heat exhaust channels is applied. The drive has the power density of 3.8kW/l and operates at the temperatures below 50 degree C with no heat sinks.