Liquid Cooling Applications On Automotive Exterior LED Lighting

Aktas M., Senyuz T., Senyildiz T., KILIÇ M.

33rd International Physics Congress of the Turkish-Physical-Society (TPS), Bodrum, Turkey, 6 - 10 September 2017, vol.1935 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1935
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.5025981
  • City: Bodrum
  • Country: Turkey
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In this study cooling of a LED unit with heatsink and liquid cooling block which is used in automotive head lamp applications has been investigated numerically and experimentally. Junction temperature of a LED which is cooled with heatsink and liquid cooling block obtained in the experiment. 23 degrees C is used both in the simulation and the experiment phase. Liquid cooling block material is choosed aluminium (Al) and polyamide. All tests and simulation are performed with three different flow rate. Temperature distribution of the designed product is investigated by doing the numerical simulations with a commercially software. In the simulations, fluid flow is assumed to be steady, incompressible and laminar and 3 dimensional (3D) Navier-Stokes equations are used. According to the calculations it is obtained that junction temperature is higher in the heatsink design compared to block cooled one. By changing the block material, it is desired to investigate the variation on the LED junction temperature. It is found that more efficient cooling can be obtained in block cooling by using less volume and weight. With block cooling lifetime of LED can be increased and flux loss can be decreased with the result of decreased junction temperature.