Original Article

Temperature Field and Power Loss Calculation With Coupled Simulations for a Medium-Voltage Simplified Switchgear


Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Program, İstanbul Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey


Department of Astronautical Engineering, İstanbul Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey


Department of Electrical Engineering, İstanbul Technical University, İstanbul, Turkey


Gebze Research and Development Center, Siemens, Kocaeli, Turkey

ELECTRICA 2023; 23: 107-120
DOI: 10.5152/electrica.2022.22029
Read: 1011 Downloads: 328 Published: 04 November 2022

The main goal of the present study is to carry out one-way coupled computations of electromagnetics and heat transfer for a simplified version of a switchgear and to reveal the applicability of the computational approach. In our computation, we introduce the joule losses that we obtain from the electromagnetic computations to a thermal solver as heat load. In order to reach the goal, we compare the temperature values that we obtained at eight different measurement points by performing computations and experimental measurements. In general, the distributions of the obtained temperature values are quite similar. The notable difference in the mean values of the obtained temperatures might result from limitations of one-way coupled approach where we have to neglect temperature dependency of the electrical properties during the electromagnetic computations.

Cite this article as: A. Efe Şeker, B. Çelik, D. Yıldırım, E. Aslan Sakacı and A. Deniz, “Temperature field and power loss calculation with coupled simulations for a medium-voltage simplified switchgear,” Electrica., 23(1), 107-120, 2023.

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