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An up-to-date review on the design improvement and optimization of the liquid-cooling battery thermal management system for electric vehicles

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Zhao, G and Wang, X and Negnevitsky, M and Li, C, An up-to-date review on the design improvement and optimization of the liquid-cooling battery thermal management system for electric vehicles, Applied Thermal Engineering, 219, (Part B) Article 119626. ISSN 1873-5606 (2023) [Refereed Article]

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2022 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2022.119626

Abstract

On the current electric vehicle (EV) market, a liquid-cooling battery thermal management system (BTMS) is an effective and efficient thermal management solution for onboard power battery packs and powertrain systems. Its heat transfer efficiency and cooling capacity is theoretically higher than some other mainstream cooling methods such as passive and active air-cooling methods. This review first briefly yet broadly introduced the background of battery thermal management and liquid-cooling BTMS. Then the recent research about the design improvement and optimization for the liquid-cooling BTMSs were comprehensively reviewed. The major design improving approaches include coolant channel, heat transfer jacket, cold plate, coolant, refrigeration cooling system, heat pipe, and liquid cooling based hybrid system improvements. The Pros and cons of these improvement techniques were discussed. The cooling channel, refrigerant cooling, and liquid-PCM hybrid cooling improvements were found to be the most effective approaches to better cooling performance of the liquid-cooling BTMS. Based on the review, this paper highlighted the current gaps and future directions in the research of liquid-cooling BTMS designs for the EV industry.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:electric vehicle, battery thermal management system, Lithium-ion battery ,liquid cooling, design improvement and optimization
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy efficiency
Objective Field:Transport energy efficiency
UTAS Author:Zhao, G (Mr Gang Zhao)
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
ID Code:154218
Year Published:2023
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP170100879)
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2022-11-13
Last Modified:2023-01-16
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