Thermal Management of a Battery Electric Vehicle System Utilizing Air Conditioning

The ability to quickly and accurately model air conditioning (AC) systems is of increasing interest to the automotive industry due to the growing trend towards Electric Vehicles (EV’s), Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV’s) and vehicle autonomy. While AC systems have been used for over 85 year to cool vehicle cabins, extra requirements are being placed on the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.

This is due primarily to battery technology along with motors, inverters and computing resources, all of which require advanced thermal management solutions. These systems are highly complex though and take a large amount of time and effort to design and can be extremely costly if incorrectly specified. A tool is therefore required to aid in the development of these systems from the very early design phase all the way through to project completion.

In this white paper, several of these techniques will briefly be described along with the technology and methods behind them that are required to successfully design a system using 1D thermo-fluid system simulation.

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