Nowadays, electric vehicles fill a relevant car market share. The Li-Ion batteries currently represent the best solution in term of environmental impact and performance. Thermal management for Li-Ion batteries is a very interesting topic, since high temperatures accelerate degradation rate of a cell and compromise its safety level. The battery thermal modeling can be quite challenging. The proposed approach describes a methodology to simulate different thermal management algorithms in order to obtain an uniform temperature distribution in a Li-Ion battery pack. A test case has been developed where the application of an thermal algorithm has been analyzed through CFD simulations.
Cicconi, P., Germani, M., Landi, D., & Mengarelli, M. (2014). Virtual prototyping approach to evaluate the thermal management of Li-Ion batteries. In 2014 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, VPPC 2014 (pp.1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. [10.1109/VPPC.2014.7007146].