Busbar Profile Optimization using Finite Element Analysis
This paper presents novel design of busbar profile used in electric power distribution. The main issue in busbar is heat dissipation. Since heat is generated due to high current flowing in busbar. Different profiles of Aluminum busbar are considered for increasing surface area with less cross-sections. Thermal Flow analysis is done using Ansys CFD Fluent tool. Hollow busbar with rectangular cross section gives high heat transfer coefficient and high average velocity in fluid domain compared with all other profiles made.
Index terms - Busbar, Heat generation rate, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Switchboard.