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dc.contributor.advisorJohn H. Lienhard V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDemir, Asli.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-13T18:58:19Z
dc.date.available2019-12-13T18:58:19Z
dc.date.copyright2019en_US
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/123264
dc.descriptionThesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2019en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (page 39).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the design of a water cooled cold plate system for motor controller used in an FSAE Electric racecar. Models for pressure drop and rate of heat transfer along with the constuction of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations are presented to predict the pressure drop and heat transfer rate. The goal is to provide a framework to design cold plates for motor controllers, along with any other components that generate heat, such as the vehicle battery. A test bench is constructed to validate the results of the models used. Preliminary results show that while such models are useful in understanding the fundamental relationships between different variables and the properties of the flow, it is difficult to construct a model that predicts pressure losses reliably using introductory material on thermodynamics and heat transfer.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Asli Demir.en_US
dc.format.extent42 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleDesign of motor controller water cooling system for a Formula SAE electric racecaren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.oclc1130061700en_US
dc.description.collectionS.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineeringen_US
dspace.imported2019-12-13T18:58:18Zen_US
mit.thesis.degreeBacheloren_US
mit.thesis.departmentMechEen_US


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