Thermal analysis of a balanced calorimeter for testing electrical machines

He Zhang, Wenping Cao, Pericle Zanchetta, Jing Li

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Abstract

This study investigates the operation of a balanced calorimeter using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and experimental methods. The analysis focuses on a 30 kW calorimeter for testing electrical machines. The considerations of thermal performance in terms of heat leakage and measures to improve the design are highlighted. The results from the thermal analysis provide guidelines for the designers to improve the design of high-precision calorimeters in terms of calorimeter topology, material selection, sizing and control arrangements. The calorimeter can also be extended to measure power losses in other electrical and electronic devices if the size and power loss rating fall in the calorimetric test range.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
Subtitle of host publicationEnergy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages429-432
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781457705427
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: 17 Sep 201122 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition: Energy Conversion Innovation for a Clean Energy Future, ECCE 2011, Proceedings

Conference

Conference3rd Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period17/09/1122/09/11

Keywords

  • CFD
  • Calorimeter
  • Efficiency
  • Electrical machine
  • Heat run
  • Thermal Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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