A finite element model for the analysis of steady state heat transfer in disc coil transformer winding

Jaury Adi Wijaya, Tadeusz Czaszejko, Nick Lelekakis, Daniel David Martin, Dejan Susa

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A general formulation for the analysis of the steady state heat transfer was developed and implemented in MATLAB, to become part of a coupled thermal-hydraulic model for solving the temperature and fluid flow distributions in a disc coil transformer winding. It uses Finite Element Method and computes temperature distributions in the solid part of the disc coil, i.e. in conductors and insulating paper. The model takes non-uniform heat generation rate and convective boundary conditions for solving the heat conduction problem. Axisymmetry of the coil geometry is used to reduce the problem to two-dimensions. The FEM code developed was validated by comparing computation results with those obtained from COMSOL Multiphysics software. As demonstrated, the results were in very good agreement with one another.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC) 2012 22nd Australasian
EditorsDedet Chandra Riawan, Nyoman Satya Kumara
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1 - 6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467329330
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAustralasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2006 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …


ConferenceAustralasian Universities Power Engineering Conference 2006
Abbreviated titleAUPEC 2006
Period1/01/06 → …

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