Measuring Specific Heat Capacity

specific heat capacity measurement schematic

Specific heat capacity (Cp) is a fundamental physical property that describes the amount of heat required to change the temperature of a substance by a given amount, typically per unit mass. Expressed in units like joules per kilogram per degree Celsius (J/kg°C) or calories per gram per degree Celsius (cal/g°C), it quantifies the thermal inertia … Read more

Performance Analysis of an Integrated BEV Thermal Management

Fast introducing battery electric vehicles to the market leads to the accumulation of errors and recalls of the vehicle. It can be avoided by simulating battery electric vehicles (BEV) in an integrated manner. Electric vehicle thermal management is key in optimal performance of a vehicle. A drivetrain model is developed integrated with cabin, battery, and … Read more

Tesla Fast Charge Thermal Model

Tesla fast charge thermal model building on open source data and a siemens model

Building on the Tesla fast charge thermal model that was discussed in the Siemens post: Race to the clouds: Battery thermal behavior simulation of a Tesla Model 3. This article looks at the cooling system and impact of a change in cooling direction. Starting with the model and the original Fast Charge Scenario. Fast Charge … Read more

Key Parameters for Dielectric Fluids

dielectric cooling image of cells

What are the key parameters for dielectric fluids as used in a battery pack? We take a look at a few reference papers to build an initial list. There are many options for cooling batteries. However, dielectric immersion cooling is seen as perhaps the ultimate high performance cooling method for battery cells. In this particular … Read more

Battery Thermal Runaway

Lithium-ion batteries power devices ranging from smartphone and laptops to electric vehicles; highlighting how essential they are to our everyday lives. However, despite their widespread use, safety concerns persist. Here, battery thermal runaway can lead to catastrophic explosions, fire and generation of toxic smoke. Therefore, mitigating these risks will be essential for the mass market … Read more

Pouch Cell Cooling

Looking at the benchmarks there are a number of pouch cell cooling options that have been used and threads where we can see improvements to designs. Firstly thought it is worth just reminding ourselves of the heat generation mechanism in a battery cell. Heat Generation in a Cell can be defined quite simple for the … Read more

Battery Management System

Batteries are the heart of an Electric Vehicle but the Battery Management System is more like the brain which keeps the Heart pumping out electricity to the Motor safely and at required output. Electric