A novel cooling method for Electric Vehicles battery modules by means of Loop Heat Pipe and graphite sheets is proposed. The Loop Heat Pipe is a passive two-phase system and as such it reduces the parasitic power consumed by the EV thermal management. A validated lumped parameter mathematical model has been created describing the thermo-fluid-dynamic problem and used to simulate the performance of the cooling system during highway driving and ultra-fast charging conditions. The numerical predictions show a clear potential to contain the cells’ temperature below 40°C even during ultra-fast charging, with a 3.3K peak temperature reduction in comparison to a conventional liquid cooling method. Moreover, this system adds only 8% of the battery pack mass and it shows potential parasitic power reductions of one order of magnitude.
|Title of host publication||2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2020|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Aug 2020|
|Event||IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC) - Chicago, United States|
Duration: 23 Jun 2020 → 26 Jun 2020
|Name||2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2020|
|Conference||IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)|
|Period||23/06/20 → 26/06/20|
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- Electric Vehicle
- Thermal Management
- Loop Heat Pipe
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