Thermal Control: Beating the Heat
Electric aircraft produce a lot of low-temperature waste heat. New advances in thermal technology are helping to manage this through recovery, routing, and recycling.
What types of waste heat are found on an electric aircraft?
EXERGY: in simplified terms is a measure of how useful energy can be. High-exergy waste heat is more readily available and useful than low-exergy waste heat.
From trash to treasure
New thermal energy conversion technology uses acoustic waves to change the temperature of low-exergy waste heat and convert it to high-exergy heat that can be distributed throughout the aircraft and reused for other purposes.
How does thermal management help?
Fast, efficient, and lightweight aircraft require a dynamic thermal recycling system.Thermal management technology reuses heat to improve fuel efficiency and system reliability.