Ariamis

BATTERY COOLING

Battery temperature: adapting to the requirements of each manufacturer

 

 

Car manufacturers regularly call on ARIAMIS to support them in assessing and implementing battery thermal management solutions for hybrid or electric vehicles.

 

THERMAL ENGINEERING CONCERNS ALL BATTERIES

 

If a battery’s optimal operating range is between 15 and 35 degrees Celsius, ARIAMIS thermal engineers must permanently adapt the cursor to the specification constraints supplied by each manufacturer.  This starts with a perfect knowledge of the different battery technologies. Apart from the lead battery that supplies a standard combustion engine’s electric system, today there are several variants from Lithium Ion and Nickel Cadmium technology that are used for electric and hybrid vehicles. MiMH, NiZn, LiFePO4… each one has its strengths and weaknesses (power, autonomy, service life, impact on the environment, cost, etc.). In every case, the design department will set up a thermal management system calibrated as finely as possible depending on each battery specification, but also on the cooling solutions the manufacturer requires.

 

 

Nickel Cadmium or Lithium Ion, whatever the battery technology, its operating temperature requires an accurate assessment of the manufacturer’s technical choices, both in terms of cooling and heating.

 

 

 

 

 

Battery thermal management:
just the right hot and cold using perfectly calibrated specific circuits.

 

ACCURATELY ASSESSING AND ADAPTING EACH COOLING SOLUTION

 

Amongst the constraints in the specifications ARIAMIS engineers are sent is the battery cooling technology being considered by the manufacturer.  Here too, there are advantages and disadvantages that need to be controlled in order to correctly assess the solutions proposed by the different equipment manufacturers. Air cooling will demand sufficient spacing between the battery modules, whereas water cooling will need a certain quantity of liquid to run correctly. The effectiveness of cooling solutions will always be the subject of in-depth simulation, as will the temperature rise solutions. In all cases, ARIAMIS will bear in mind the ideal target operating range, and will even propose battery rack architecture modifications in compliance with the available volume constraints. ARIAMIS also closely looks at cooling by phase change materials in order to effectively support the manufacturers who wish to implement this innovating technology.

 

Twitter Facebook Linkedin Rechercher dans le site
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Natural gas, LPG, hydrogen, electricity… optimising energy management from storage down to the engine

( continue reading )
ARCHITECTURE FILE

A tool created
and used by multiple partners working in different fields

( continue reading )
ENERGY

Combustion engine, electric energy, comfort... the right thermal management has a direct impact on energy consumption.

( continue reading )
CLIENT AREA EMPLOYEE AREA
Twitter Facebook Linkedin Rechercher dans le site
FR EN