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pISSN : 1598-706X / eISSN : 2288-8381


한국주조공학회지 (38권3호 60-65)

Study on the Heat Dissipation Behavior of Diecast Mg Inverter Housing for Eco-friendly Hybrid Vehicles

친환경 전기 하이브리드 자동차용 마그네슘 다이캐스팅 인버터 하우징의 열방출 특성

In-Sung Cho*,**†, Yo-Sub Han***, Seung-Jae Lee*** and Byung-jun Lee*

Korea Institute of Industrial Technology,University of Science and Technology,InziAMT Co. Ltd,



In the present study, the characteristics of Mg inverter cases for hybrid cars are i investigated. Concerns over the use of lightweight materials to reduce energy use and to mitigate emission problems are inevitable in the twenty-first century. Magnesium is a promising material for the manufacturing of lightweight parts. Several cases for therm thermal cooling channels have been designed and simulated, and the effects of materials and coatings on the thermal cooling efficiency have have been discussed. The effects of the coating thickness on heat extraction in an Mg inverter housing case using the PEO (plasma ele electrolyte oxidation) coating method were also discussed. In order to produce an inverter case by the diecasting process, the fi filling sequence and cooling behavior during the diecasting process were simulated. The optimized process conditions from the s simulation result were then used in a trial diecasting experiment.


Hybrid cars, Inverter housing, Aluminum, Magnesium, Simulation, Diecasting