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ELECTRICAL MACHINE COOLING STRUCTURE

United States Patent Application

20160344264
A1
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A stator assembly that includes a graphite sheet-like element that has fold(s) so as to define at least two planar sections. The face of one of the planar section abuts a surface of a heat generating location(s) of the stator assembly and a face of another planar section abuts one the tooth or the slot bottom of the stator assembly. Also, a subassembly that includes an electrical machine stator assembly that includes a sheet-like element of a material having high thermal conductivity, wherein a portion of the element abuts the end winding(s) such that the sheet-like element conducts heat to the magnetic core, the stator housing, and/or a winding heat conduction element.
RAMINOSOA, Tsarafidy (Niskayuna, NY), BODIA, Karthik Kumar (Niskayuna, NY), EL-REFAIE, Ayman Mohamed Fawzi (Niskayuna, NY), TORREY, David Allan (Ballston Spa, NY)
14/ 716,415
May 19, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with U.S. Department of Energy support under contract number DE-EE0005573. The Government has certain rights in the invention.