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MOST - Manufacturing and applications of GaN power semiconductor devices/modules

2019/20 • $200,514
This project is a joint research collaboration with Taiwan's National Nano Device Laboratories (NDL) and Dana Canada Corp. (Dana) on the design and fabrication techniques for liquid cooled Gallium Nitride (GaN) power modules for Hybrid Electric and pure Electric Vehicles (HEVs and EVs).GaN power...

MOST - Manufacturing and applications of GaN power semiconductor devices/modules**********

2018/19 • $187,514
This project is a joint research collaboration with Taiwan's National Nano Device Laboratories (NDL) and Dana Canada Corp. (Dana) on the design and fabrication techniques for liquid cooled Gallium Nitride (GaN) power modules for Hybrid Electric and pure Electric Vehicles (HEVs and EVs).*GaN...

Warm forming of aluminum alloy brazing sheet

2013/14-2016/17 • $1,494,174
The proposed research will focus on the development, assessment and commercialization of manufacturing methods tofabricate next generation light weight thermal management systems by Dana Canada. The current research teamrecently completed a significant Collaborative R&D project entitled "Warm...

Thermal analysis of aluminum alloy furnace brazing

2013/14-2015/16 • $171,354
The overall objectives of this research project are to gain improvements in the understanding, performance and costs of materials and manufacturing processes used to assemble heat exchanger products for automotive applications. These systems are manufactured through furnace brazing of light...

Assessment of capacity fade in lithium batteries

2015/16 • $25,000
Thermal management for commercial lithium ion battery systems is widely accepted as a critical component in the production of durable power systems. Battery operational performance and charging performance are impacted by battery temperatures and temperature gradients throughout the pack and the...

Development of numerical simulation tools for modeling humidification in hydrogen fuel cells

2015/16 • $24,924
Hydrogen fuel cells are devices that generate electricity from hydrogen and oxygen, and they are serious candidates to replace internal combustion engines in the next generation of low GHG emission vehicles. Fuel cells performance is strongly affected by the humidification level of its inner...

Refractive Index Matching Measurements in an Automotive Heat Exchanger

2015/16 • $12,500
With the introduction of hybrid and electric vehicles, larger demands have been placed on the cooling systems in place within the current generation of consumer vehicles. As a result, there is less time and budget available for the design and testing of new heat transfer enhancement surfaces in...

Particle Image Velocimetry Measurements Using Refractive Index Matching in a Heat Exchanger

2014/15 • $25,000
With the introduction of hybrid and electric vehicles, larger demands have been placed on the cooling systems in place within the current generation of consumer vehicles. As a result, there is less time and budget available for the design and testing of new heat transfer enhancement surfaces in...

NSERC Magnesium Network (NSERC MagNET)

2010/11-2013/14 • $3,501,375
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Computational modelling of heat transfer in heat exchangers with high Prandtl number fluids

2013/14 • $25,000
With consumers pressuring the automotive industry for ever-improving fuel economy and ever-decreasing vehicle cost, the reduction of development costs during the design cycle has become necessary for all Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. Additionally, new technologies, such as hybrid vehicles or...

Innovative thermal energy storage system for use in automobiles

2010/11-2012/13 • $234,000
Increased fuel economy leads to more energy management in automotive design. With less energy conversion the passenger comfort heat demand will require waste energy storage and reuse. This would contribute to reduced start up emissions and shorter time period of increased fuel consumption of a...

Thermally-regenerative fuel cell for transportation

2010/11-2011/12 • $358,560
A typical internal combustion engine for a diesel transport truck converts about 30% of the fuel energy to moving the vehicle while 65% is lost as waste heat. We propose that this heat could be converted directly to electrical energy through a thermally regenerative fuel cell (TRFC). This device...

Thermal degradation of polymeric materials and joints for heat exchanger applications

2010/11 • $60,000
The increasing shift to plastic materials for manufacturing automotive body components has led to considerable weight savings. Even greater impact is expected if more under-the-hood metallic parts, such as heat exchangers, are replaced with plastics. Although a number of all-plastic heat...

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