THERMAL SCIENCE

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USING MULTI-SHELL PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS LAYERS FOR COOLING A LITHIUM-ION BATTERY

ABSTRACT
One of the cooling methods in engineering systems is usage of phase change materials. Phase change materials or PCMs, which have high latent heats, are usually used where high energy absorption in a constant temperature is required. This work presents a numerical analysis of PCMs effects on cooling Li-ion batteries and their decrease in temperature levels during intense discharge. In this study, three PCM shells with different thermo-physical specifications located around a battery pack is examined. The results of each possible arrangement are compared together and the best arrangement leading to the lowest battery temperature during discharge is identified. In addition, the recovery time for the system which is the time required for the PCMs to refreeze is investigated.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2013-05-15
PAPER REVISED: 2014-03-05
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2014-03-22
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2014-04-05
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI130515033N
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2016, VOLUME 20, ISSUE 2, PAGES [391 - 403]
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