3469. Comparison of Power Distribution Systems for Land Vehicles


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Jack Al-Kahwati: 3469. Comparison of Power Distribution Systems for Land Vehicles. 2009.



For combat vehicles, power distribution systems face a
multitude of challenges caused by shrinking space availability,
demanding thermal environments, reliability constraints, and the
need to reduce system weight. This paper investigates the trade
between two different design methodologies: cable conductors and
bus bar concepts. The design approach and thermal assessments are
investigated to achieve a weight optimized solution for high
powered applications.
In this study, a 2D Computation Fluid Dynamic (CFD) model is
created to simulate the natural convection and conduction cooling
of the cable conductor and a laminated bus structure.


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