A Novel Loop Heat Pipe Based Cooling System for Battery Packs in Electric Vehicles

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference & Expo (ITEC)
ISBN (Electronic)9781728146294
ISBN (Print)9781728146300
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2020
EventIEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC) - Chicago, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 202026 Jun 2020

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ISSN (Print)2377-5483


ConferenceIEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC)
CountryUnited States
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  • Electric Vehicle
  • Thermal Management
  • Loop Heat Pipe

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