ISSN Online: 2688-7231
ISBN Flash Drive: 978-1-56700-497-7
ISBN Online: 978-1-56700-496-0
Proceedings of the 25th National and 3rd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2019)
Use of Mini-Channel for Thermal Management of Prismatic Battery
The emerging electric car market is seen as a new hope to combat the traditional petroleum-based car market. With the demand for the electric cars increasing year by year lots of research is being carried out to improve the efficiency of the electric car. One such domain in this vast field is the batteries of the electric vehicles. If the battery is maintained at optimum temperature, maximum efficiency can be obtained and battery pack be used safely. In the current work, the effect of placement and dimensions of mini-channels on thermal management of battery pack is studied. The effect of amount of heat generated from the battery at various discharge rates, flow rate of coolant (water) through mini-channel and inlet temperature of coolant on maximum temperature and temperature gradient across the battery is analysed. Effect of channel design with various parameters on pressure drop across the mini-channel has been studied. The design with four mini-channels is recommended as the maximum cell temperature and temperature gradient is well within acceptable operating condition of the battery.