Experimental and numerical study on the power battery thermal management of electric vehicle

Zhong Hao Rao, Shuang Feng Wang, Si Hui Hong, Mao Chun Wu

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To extend the cycle life of power battery and enhance the safety of electric vehicle, the thermal performance of the phase change material(PCM) based LiFePO4 battery thermal management system was investigated by using experimental and numerical simulation methods. The results showed that the maximum temperature and local temperature difference of the battery module were affected significantly by the content and thermal conductivity of PCM. The local temperature difference decreased with the decrease of the temperature difference between the PCM and ambient environment while the maximum temperature is steady. The PCM can effectively block the heat into the battery if the ambient temperature is too high.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1157-1160
Number of pages4
JournalKung Cheng Je Wu Li Hsueh Pao/Journal of Engineering Thermophysics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Battery thermal management
  • Electric vehicle
  • Local temperature difference
  • Phase change material
  • Thermal conductivit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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