HEATGEM aims to investigate a new heat extraction approach in application to electrical machines. The proposed technique employs thermally conductive heat guides (TCHGs) to provide supplementary heat evacuation paths for the electric machine (motor/generator) region. The goal is that the optimized TCHGs allow for a 30% improvement in dissipative heat transfer from the winding body and insignificant additional power loss, for the analysed stator-winding assembly.
- Increase heat transfer from the winding’s active length and/or TCHGs located by the winding’s ends.
- Improve heat extraction from the machine end regions.
- Optimized TCHGs by additive manufacturing using Selective laser melting.
- Obtaining the next generation electrical motors with heat guides (TCHGs) using Additive Manufacturing for enhancing heat transfer.