Electric Ship Research &
Development Consortium

Component Heat Exchanger

Publication Date

  • 9/22/2006


  • Y. Lee
  • E. L. Zivi
  • A. M. Cramer

Affiliate Institutions

  • United States Naval Academy


Power component heat dissipation is removed through conduction from the power components to a “cold plate” heat sink. This cold plate is then cooled via convective heat transfer to a cooling fluid as illustrated in the figure 1. Typically the cooling fluid is saltwater (seawater), freshwater, or chilled water.