Modelling and Optimization of the Water Cooling System for the Wind Power Converter

Project Details


The purpose of this project is to model and to optimize the water cooling system of the 4 quadrant MP1 converter.  In this context the primary objectives are:

Modeling of the influence of the geometry of the cooling channels, the cooling chamber and the turbulator;

Modeling of the influence of the thermal paste thickness, material, ageing;

Simulative optimization of the cooling plate by changing the internal geometry of the cooling plate;

Visualization of the temperature distribution in the structure as IGBT base plate, cooling plate below the IGBT modules, in the flowing cooling liquid, in the silicon chips of the IGBT-module, etc.;

Prediction of the behavior of the cooling plate if the external geometry is changed e.g. only cooling of 4 IGBTs or cooling of IGBTs mounted on both sides of the cooling plate;

Prediction of the junction temperature also for PrimePack2 and PrimePack3 IGBT-modules.
Effective start/end date01/04/201730/03/2018


  • Woodward Kempen GmbH: DKK892,655.00


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