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)
Design and Analysis of Cold Plate for Electric Vehicle Battery Pack
In this work, a cold plate is designed in order to cool the battery pack. A CAD model of a battery pack of having 52 cells in the configuration of 13 in series and 4 in parallel is designed. A parametric study has been conducted varying the dimension of cold plate and pipe, inlet velocity and temperature of the coolant, types of coolants and internal heat generation of the battery pack. Simulation results showed that even though both designs cooled the battery pack by more or less the same, Design 2 with water as coolant is the better design since pressure drop is significantly less. Both the designs can remove the excess heat from the cells up to 1.25 C-rate to maintain the battery temperature in optimal operating conditions.