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Publications

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and its partners have produced many papers and presentations related to the Advanced Power Electronics project. For more information about the following documents, contact Sreekant Narumanchi.

Software

Spray System Evaluation (Software 1.1 MB)

Papers

2013

Steady and Unsteady Air Impingement Heat Transfer for Electronics Cooling Applications
Paper
Source: Arik, M.; Sharma, R.; Lustbader, J.; He, X. (2013). Article No. 111009. Journal of Heat Transfer. Vol. 135(11), November 2013; 8 pp.; NREL Report No. JA-5400-56618. http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4024614

Pool Boiling Heat Transfer Characteristics of HFO-1234yf on Plain and Microporous-Enhanced Surfaces
Paper
Source: Moreno, G.; Narumanchi, S.; King, C. (2013). Article No. 111014. Journal of Heat Transfer. Vol. 135(11), November 2013; 10 pp.; NREL Report No. JA-5400-57593.

Microstructured Surfaces for Single-Phase Jet Impingement Heat Transfer Enhancement
Paper
Source: Moreno, G.; Narumanchi, S.; Venson, T.; Bennion, K. (2013). Article No. 031004. Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications. Vol. 5(3), September 2013; 9 pp.; NREL Report No. JA-5400-54059. http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4023308

2012

Design of Light-Weight, Single-Phase Liquid-Cooled Heat Exchanger for Automotive Power Electronics
Paper
Narumanchi, S.; Mihalic, M.; Moreno, G.; Bennion, K. (2012). Proceedings of the 2012 13th IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), 30 May - 1 June 2012, San Diego, California. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pp. 693-699; NREL Report No. CP-5400-54350.

2011

Thermal Performance and Reliability of Large-Area Bonded Interfaces in Power Electronics Packages
Paper
Source: Narumanchi, S.; DeVoto, D.; Mihalic, M.; Popp, T.; McCluskey, P. (2011) Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2011), 11-17 November 2011, Denver, Colorado. Volume 11: Nano and Micro Materials, Devices and Systems; Microsystems Integration. New York, NY: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) pp. 837-842; Paper No. IMECE2011-65399. NREL Report No. CP-5400-52309.

Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Thermal Conductance at Atomically Clean and Disordered Silicon/Aluminum Interfaces
Paper
Source: Choi, W. I.; Kim, K.; Narumanchi, S. (2011). Paper No. IMECE2011-65409. Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2011), 11-17 November 2011 , Denver, Colorado. Volume 10: Heat and Mass Transport Processes, Parts A and B. New York, NY: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) pp. 397-404; NREL Report No. CP-5400-52310.

Pool Boiling Heat Transfer Characteristics of HFO-1234yf With and Without Microporous-Enhanced Surfaces
Paper
Source: Moreno, G.; Narumanchi, S.; King, C. (2011). Paper No. IMECE2011-64002. Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2011), 11-17 November 2011 , Denver, Colorado. Volume 10: Heat and Mass Transport Processes, Parts A and B. New York, NY: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) pp. 577-587; NREL Report No. CP-5400-52288.

2010

Enhancement of Heat Transfer with Pool and Spray Impingement Boiling on Microporous and Nanowire Surface Coatings
Paper
Source: Thiagarajan, S. J.; Narumanchi, S.; King, C.; Wang, W.; Yang, R. (2010). Paper No. IHTC14-23284. Proceedings of the 14th ASME International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC14), 8-13 August 2010, Washington, D.C. New York, NY: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) pp. 819-828; NREL Report No. CP-5400-55682.

Enhancement of Heat Transfer with Pool and Spray Impingement Boiling on Microporous and Nanowire Surface Coatings
Paper
Source: Thiagarajan, S. J.; Wang, W.; Yang, R.; Narumanchi, S.; King, C. (2010). Presented at the 14th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-14); Washington, DC; August 8-13, 2010. 13 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-540-48055.

Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Heat Transport in Metals and Semiconductors
Paper
Source: Narumanchi, S.; Kim, K. Proceedings of the 14th ASME International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC14), 8-13 August 2010, Washington, D.C. New York, NY: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Paper No. IHTC14-23314, pp. 531-539; NREL Report No. CP-540-48541.

Enhancement of Heat Transfer with Pool and Spray Impingement Boiling on Microporous and Nanowire Surface Coatings
Paper
Source: Thiagarajan, S. J.; Narumanchi, S.; King, C.; Wang, W.; Yang, R. Proceedings of the 14th ASME International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC14), 8-13 August 2010, Washington, D.C. New York, NY: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Paper No. IHTC14-23284. pp. 819-828; NREL Report No. CP-5400-55682.

Power Electronics Thermal Control
Presentation
Source: Narumanchi, S. Presented at the Interagency Advanced Power Group Meeting, 3-7 May 2010, Golden, Colorado. 32 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-540-48053.

Integrated Vehicle Thermal Management for Advanced Vehicle Propulsion Technologies
Preprint
Source: Bennion, K.; Thornton, M. 18 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-540-47416.

Integrated Vehicle Thermal Management for Advanced Vehicle Propulsion Technologies
Paper
Source: Bennion, K.; Thornton, M. Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Powertrains, 2010. SP-2275. SAE Paper No. 2010-01-0836. Warrendale, PA: SAE International 12 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-540-48288.

2009

Sensitivity of Solder Fatigue to Sources of Variation in Advanced Vehicular Power Electronics Cooling
Paper
Sources: A. Vlahinos, Advanced Engineering Solutions, and M. O'Keefe, NREL

Impacts of Cooling Technology on Solder Fatigue for Power Modules in Electric Traction Drive Vehicles: Preprint
Paper
Sources: M. O'Keefe, NREL, and A. Vlahinos, Advanced Engineering Solutions

Rapid Modeling of Power Electronics Thermal Management Technologies
Paper
Sources: K. Bennion and K. Kelly

2008

Assessment of Air Cooling for Use with Automotive Power Electronics
Paper: (available through DOI)
Sources: D. Bharathan and K. Kelly

Numerical Simulations of Nucleate Boiling in Impinging Jets: Applications in Power Electronics Cooling
Paper: (available through DOI)
Source: S. Narumanchi, A. Troshko, D. Bharathan, and V. Hassani

Single-Phase Self-Oscillating Jets for Enhanced Heat Transfer
Paper
Sources: S. Narumanchi, K. Kelly, and M. Mihalic, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; S. Gopalan and R. Hester, Bowles Fluidics Corporation; A. Vlahinos, Advanced Engineering Solutions, LLC

Thermal Interface Materials for Power Electronics Applications
Paper
Sources: S. Narumanchi, M. Mihalic, and K. Kelly, NREL; G. Eesley, Delphi Electronics

Two-Phase Spray Cooling of Hybrid Vehicle Electronics
Paper
Sources: I. Mudawar, Mudawar Thermal Systems, Inc.; D. Bharathan, K. Kelly, and S. Narumanchi, NREL

2007

Assessment of Thermal Control Technologies for Cooling Electric Vehicle Power Electronics
Paper
Source: K.J. Kelly, T. Abraham, K. Bennion, D. Bharathan, S. Narumanchi, and M. O'Keefe; December 2007

Comparison of Hybrid Electric Vehicle Power Electronics Cooling Options
Paper
Source: M. O'Keefe, K. Bennion; September 2007

2006

Numerical Simulations of Boiling Jet Impingement Cooling in Power Electronics
Paper
Source: S. Narumanchi, V. Hassani, and D. Bharathan; December 2006

2005

Modeling Single-Phase and Boiling Liquid Jet Impingement Cooling in Power Electronics
Paper
Source: S.V.J. Narumanchi, V. Hassani, and D. Bharathan; September 2005

Spray Cooling: An assessment for use with automotive power elecronics applications
Paper
Source: D. Bharathan, V. Hassani, Milestone Report for FY2005; September 2005

2004

Department of Energy's EE Technical Team Roadmap for Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines
Paper
Source: V. Hassani, R. Fessler; April 2004

2003

NREL's Advanced Power Electronics—Thermal Management
Paper
Source: D. Bharathan, K. Gawlik, B. Kramer, S. Rogers, T.J. Hendricks, November 2003

Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program, Multi-Year Research and Development Plan 2-4-2008 (Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines section 4.4)
Paper
Source: V. Hassani

Presentations

2013

Two-Phase Cooling of Power Electronics
Presentation
Source: Moreno, G. (2013). Presented at the Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review, 13-17 May 2013, Arlington, Virginia. 26 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5400-58171.

Reliability of Bonded Interfaces
Presentation
Source: DeVoto, D. (2013). Presented at the Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review, 13-17 May 2013, Arlington, Virginia. 27 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5400-58170.

Performance and Reliability of Interface Materials for Automotive Power Electronics
Presentation
Source: Narumanchi, S.; DeVoto, D.; Mihalic, M.; Paret, P. (2013). Presented at the Applied Power Electronics Conference, 19 March 2013, Long Beach, California NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 19 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5400-57964.

2011

Thermal Performance and Reliability of Bonded Interfaces for Power Electronics Packaging Applications
Presentation
Source: Devoto, D. (2011). Presented at the 2011 Workshop on Accelerated Stress Testing & Reliability, 28-30 September 2011, San Francisco, California 23 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5400-52468.

2010

Power Electronics Thermal Control
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for the 2010 Interagency Advanced Power Group Meeting
Source: S. Narumanchi; May 2010

Thermal Management of Power Semiconductor Packages — Matching Cooling Technologies with Packaging Technologies
Presentation
Source: Bennion, K.; Moreno, G. Presented at the IMAPS 2nd Advanced Technology Workshop on Automotive Microelectronics and Packaging, 27-28 April 2010, Dearborn, Michigan. 26 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-540-48147.

2009

Advanced Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) for Power Electronics
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for the 2009 U.S. DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting
Source: S. Narumanchi; May 2009

Air Cooling Technology for Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for the 2009 U.S. DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting
Source: D. Bharathan; May 2009

Characterization and Development of Advanced Heat Transfer Technologies
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for the 2009 U.S. DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting
Source: K. Kelly; May 2009

Power Electronic Thermal System Performance and Integration
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for the 2009 U.S. DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting
Source: K. Bennion; May 2009

Thermal Stress and Reliability for Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for the 2009 U.S. DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting
Source: M. O'Keefe; May 2009

2008

Advanced Thermal Control Enabling Cost Reduction for Automotive Power Electronics
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for the 2008 ANSYS Automotive Conference sponsored by ANSYS.
Source: T. Abraham, K. Kelly, and K. Bennion, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; A. Vlahinos, Advanced Engineering Solutions, LLC; September 2008

2007

Overview of APEEM Thermal Control Research Projects
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for DOE Vehicle Technologies Program, Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines Projects FY08 Kickoff Meeting.
Source: K. Kelly; November 2007

Advanced Thermal Interface Materials for Power Electronics
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for DOE Vehicle Technologies Program, Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines Projects FY08 Kickoff Meeting.
Source: S. Narumanchi; November 2007

Air Cooling Technology for Power Electronics Thermal Control
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for DOE Vehicle Technologies Program, Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines Projects FY08 Kickoff Meeting.
Source: D. Bharathan; November 2007

Characterization and Development of Advanced Heat Transfer Technologies
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for DOE Vehicle Technologies Program, Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines Projects FY08 Kickoff Meeting.
Source: T. Abraham. November 2007

PEEM Thermal Stress and Reliability
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for DOE Vehicle Technologies Program, Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines Projects FY08 Kickoff Meeting.
Source: M. O'Keefe; November 2007

Power Electronic Thermal System Performance and Integration
Presentation.
Presentation prepared for DOE Vehicle Technologies Program, Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Machines Projects FY08 Kickoff Meeting.
Source: K. Bennion; November 2007

2005

Thermal Control of Power Electronics and Electric Machines
Presentation
Source: V. Hassani, November 2005

Thermal Interface Material Using Carbon Nanotubes
Presentation
Source: V. Hassani, November 2005

Motor-Drive Thermal Sub-System Modeling
Presentation
Source: M. Zolot, November 2005

Low Thermal Resistance IGBT Structure
Presentation
Source: D. Benhammou, V. Hassani, November 2005

2004

Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Review: Thermal Management of Power Electronics Task at NREL
Presentation
Source: V. Hassani, June 2004

Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Review: Power Electronics Cooling for Automotive Applications
Presentation
Source: D. Bharathan, June 2004

Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Review: DC-Link Capacitor Evaluation
Presentation
Source: M. Zolot, June 20004

Thermal Management of Power Electronics Task at NREL
Presentation
Source: V. Hassani, March 2004