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X-57 Mod 2 Motor Thermal AnalysisThis work covers the refinement of thermal models from design estimates to actual fabricated performance. Matching the experimental data of the first fully electrified version of the X-57 Maxwell experimental vehicle requires high fidelity thermal analysis to sufficiently capture the electric motor and inverter temperature profiles. Qualification test data of the motors and inverters is used to validate finite element analysis models used to simulate thermal performance over mission transients. An additional thermal-hydraulic models is used to estimate flow characteristics through the propulsor nacelle and component heat sinks. After calibration of the higher order models, overall component sizing and peak temperature constraints can be distilled to reduced order models, to improve modelflexibility and utility.

Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Chin, Jeffrey C.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Tallerico, Thomas F.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Smith, Andrew D.
(Vantage Partners, LLC Brook Park, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
November 5, 2019
Publication Date
June 25, 2019
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA Aviation Forum
Location: Dallas, TX
Country: United States
Start Date: June 17, 2019
End Date: June 21, 2019
Sponsors: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: 107210.02.06.03
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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