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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
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.