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SweGRIDS research area CIPOWER Controllable Power Components
SweGRIDS project code CP10
Project type PhD
Status completed
Researcher Antoine Baudoin   (webpage)
University UU
Project period 2011-12-01 to 2017-01-20   
Project supervisor Mats Leijon   (webpage)
Industrial sponsors Seabased
InnoEnergy PhD School yes  


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Project abstract

The entirely passive cooling of the marine substation, developed at Uppsala University, is based on conduction and natural convection. Insufficient cooling may lead to an accumulation of heat in the vessel, affecting the lifetime and the efficiency of the components. Offshore measurements are performed (with temperature sensors which measure the temperature at a single point, and possibly with an infrared camera), lab experiments are carried out on single components, and thermal 3D-modeling with a CFD-software (Computational Fluid Dynamics) is implemented. This will help to identify hot-spots, to improve the placement and the design of electrical components, and to investigate alternative cooling and temperature monitoring solutions.


Summary of work

2016. An experimental setup was designed and the positioning of multiple heat sources mounted on a common heatsink plate was optimized.


Event log

2016. KIC InnoEnergy PhD school mobility at ENSMA in France, from January to May.


Project reference-group

Mats Leijon,  Seabased AB


Publications by this researcher

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Optimized distribution of a large number of power electronics components cooled by conjugate turbulent natural convection
Antoine Baudoin,   Didier Saury,   Cecilia Boström.
2017,   Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 124

Temperature and velocity measurements in a buoyant flow induced by a heat source array on a vertical plate
Antoine Baudoin,   Didier Saury.
2017,   Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, vol. 88

Cooling Strategies for Wave Power Conversion Systems
Antoine Baudoin.
2016,   Thesis (PhD), Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Digital 1454

Assessment of Thermal Cycling in a Rectifier For WavePower Generation
Antoine Baudoin,   Cecilia Boström,   Didier Saury.
2016,   IET Renewable Power Generation

Experimental Optimization of Passive Cooling of a Heat Source Array Flush-Mounted on a Vertical Plate
Antoine Baudoin,   Didier Saury,   Bo Zhu,   Cecilia Boström.
2016,   Energies, vol. 9(11)

Thermal Rating of a Submerged Substation for Wave Power
Antoine Baudoin,   Cecilia Boström,   Mats Leijon.
2016,   IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 7(1)

Thermal modelling of a passively cooled inverter for wave power
Antoine Baudoin,   Cecilia Boström.
2015,   IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 9(4)

Wave Energy Research at Uppsala University and The Lysekil Research Site, Sweden : A Status Update
Arvind Parwal,   Flore Remouit,   Yue Hong,   Francisco Francisco,   Valeria Castelucci,   Ling Hai,   Liselotte Ulvgård,   Wei Li,   Erik Lejerskog,   Antoine Baudoin,   M Nasir,   Maria Angiliki Chatzigiannakou,   Kalle Haikonen,   Rickard Ekström,   C. Boström,   Malin Göteman,   Rafael Waters,   Olle Svensson,   Jan Sundberg,   Magnus Rahm,   Erland Strömstedt,   Jens Engström,   Andrej Savin,   Mats Leijon.
2015,   Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. Nantes, France, September 2015

Thermal Study of a Submerged Substation for Wave Power
Antoine Baudoin.
2014,   Thesis (Licentiate), Uppsala universitet, UURIE 336-14L

Measurement System For Wave Energy Converter - Design And Implementation
Liselotte Lindblad,   Antoine Baudoin,   Mats Leijon.
2014,   33Rd International Conference On Ocean, Offshore And Arctic Engineering

Marine substation design for grid-connection of a research wave power plant on the Swedish West coast
Rickard Ekström,   Antoine Baudoin,   Magnus Rahm,   Mats Leijon.
2013,   10th European Wave and Tidal Conference (EWTEC)

Status Update of the Wave Energy Research at Uppsala University
Yue Hong,   Erik Hultman,   Valeria Castellucci,   Boel Ekergård,   Linnea Sjökvist,   Deepak Elamalayil Soman,   Remya Krishna,   Kalle Haikonen,   Antoine Baudoin,   Liselotte Lindblad,   Erik Lejerskog,   Daniel Käller,   Magnus Rahm,   Erland Strömstedt,   Cecilia Boström,   Rafael Waters,   Mats Leijon.
2013,   10th European Wave and Tidal Conference (EWTEC)

Temperature Study in a Marine Substation for Wave Power
Antoine Baudoin,   Rickard Ekström,   Cecilia Boström,   Magnus Rahm,   Olle Svensson,   Erland Strömstedt,   Andrej Savin,   Rafael Waters,   Mats Leijon.
2012,   International Journal of Mechanic Systems Engineering, vol. 2(4)

Lysekil Research Site, Sweden : A status update
Erik Lejerskog,   Halvar Gravråkmo,   Andreij Savin,   Erland Strömstedt,   Simon Tyrberg,   Kalle Haikonen,   Remya Krishna,   Cecilia Boström,   Magnus Rahm,   Rickard Ekström,   Olle Svensson,   Jens Engström,   Boel Ekergård,   Antoine Baudoin,   Venugopalan Kurupath,   Ling Hai,   Wei Li,   Jan Sundberg,   Rafael Waters,   Mats Leijon.
2011,   9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Southampton, UK, 5-9 September 2011

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