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Thermal Performance of Motor and Inverter in an Integrated Starter Generator System for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Green Car Power System R&D Division, Korea Automotive Technology Institute, 74 Yongjung-Ri, Pungse-Myun, Dongnam-Gu, Chonan-Si, Chungnam 330-912, Korea
Received: 13 September 2013; in revised form: 5 November 2013 / Accepted: 15 November 2013 / Published: 22 November 2013
Abstract: If the integrated starter generator (ISG) motor and inverter operate under continuously high loading conditions, the system’s performance and durability will decrease and the heat dissipation requirements will increase. Therefore, in this study, we developed two cooling designs for the ISG motor and inverter, and then carried out both a model analysis and an experiment on the fluid flow and thermal characteristics of the system under various operating conditions. As the outdoor temperature increased from 25 °C to 95 °C, the coil temperature of the air-cooled motor increased by about 82 °C. Under the harsh-air condition of 95 °C, the coil of the air-cooled motor increased to a maximum temperature of about 158.5 °C. We also determined that the temperature of the metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) chip in the liquid-cooled inverter increased to a maximum temperature of about 96.8 °C under a coolant flow rate of 4 L/min and a coolant temperature of 65 °C. The observed thermal performance of the ISG motor and inverter using the proposed cooling structures was found to be sufficient for heat loads under various real driving conditions for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV).
Keywords: thermal performance; integrated starter generator; motor; inverter; heat dissipation; cooling structure
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Kim, S.C. Thermal Performance of Motor and Inverter in an Integrated Starter Generator System for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Energies 2013, 6, 6102-6119.
Kim SC. Thermal Performance of Motor and Inverter in an Integrated Starter Generator System for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Energies. 2013; 6(11):6102-6119.
Kim, Sung C. 2013. "Thermal Performance of Motor and Inverter in an Integrated Starter Generator System for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle." Energies 6, no. 11: 6102-6119.