Heat Sink Options for a More Electric Aircraft Thermal Management System 971244
The concept of a more electric aircraft has revolutionized the way aircraft and subsystems are being built. New components are also proving to be more efficient, resulting in the possibility of changing the way systems are cooled. Before these new concepts will be utilized, they must be evaluated to determine system level impacts. To aid in these evaluations, an engine model is developed, traditional cooling schemes system level impacts calculated, a boundary layer heat sink proposed, and several new technologies proposed for evaluation.