Topology Optimization of an Actively Cooled Electronics Section for Downhole Tools

@inproceedings{Soprani2015TopologyOO,
  title={Topology Optimization of an Actively Cooled Electronics Section for Downhole Tools},
  author={Stefano Soprani and Jan Hendrik Klaas Haertel and Boyan S. Lazarov and Ole Sigmund and Kurt Engelbrecht},
  year={2015}
}
Active cooling systems represent a possible solution to the electronics overheating that occurs in wireline downhole tools operating in high temperature oil and gas wells. A Peltier cooler was chosen to maintain the downhole electronics to a tolerable temperature, but its integration into the downhole electronics unit proved to be challenging, because of the space constraints and the proximity of the cooling zone (electronics) to the heat sink (well fluid). The topology optimization approach… CONTINUE READING