Integrated Modeling for Battery Electric Vehicle Transcritical Thermal Management System

Sarah G. Garrow, Christopher T. Aksland, Sunny Sharma, Andrew G. Alleyne

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Dynamic modeling approaches are presented for a battery electric vehicle (BEV) transcritical thermal management system. In BEVs thermal management comprises of both temperature regulation of the passenger cabin and the battery pack. This work proposes that a single vapor compression system may provide efficient and effective means to manage the temperature constraints on both systems. However, the transcritical vapor compression system, battery pack, and cabin are complex systems with coupled behavior among electrical and thermal domains. Dynamic and scalable models provide valuable insight to the coupling among systems, and allow for rapid thermal management architecture and control design. This potential is demonstrated with a simulation comparison of an air-cooled battery pack with recirculated and exhausted return air and examples of parameter variation analysis important for controller robustness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 Annual American Control Conference, ACC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781538654286
StatePublished - Aug 9 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 Annual American Control Conference, ACC 2018 - Milwauke, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2018Jun 29 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2018 Annual American Control Conference, ACC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work supported by the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) under cooperative agreement EEC-1449548.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 AACC.


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