Thermal Management of Battery Systems in Electric Vehicle and Smart Grid Application

Mohammad Rezwan Khan

Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesis

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Last few years’ governments are tightening the carbon emission regulations. Moreover, the availability of different financial assistances is available to cut the market share of the fossil fuel vehicles. Conversely, to fill up the gap of the required demand, higher penetration of electrical vehicles is foreseen. The future battery manufacturers strive to meet the ever growing requirement of consumer’s demand using the battery as a primary power source of these cars. So naturally, the growing popularity of battery electric and hybrid vehicles have catapulted the car industry in the recent years. The products include for instance: hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery and fuel-cell-battery electric vehicles (EV) and so forth. Undeniably, the battery is one of the most significant parts in all of those. Furthermore, stationary storage is another aspect of an emerging field. It represents next generation smart grids, for instance, photovoltaic (PV) with battery users. Additionally, the stakeholders in the energy sector are anticipating higher market share of the battery system as different battery powered system is penetrating into the consumer market. Currently, there is a revolution going on the power-system domain. The dumb grids are turning into a smart grid that contains computer intelligence and networking abilities to accommodate dispersed renewable generations (e.g. solar, wind power, geothermal, wave energy and so forth). The battery takes a primary role both as stationary and transportable source of energy in these cases. The phenomenon demonstrates economic and environmental benefits. It changes the fundamental structure of the paradigm of the status quo of the energy system with battery. So battery driven applications have been taken onto the centre stage in the current world.
However, while the expanding battery market is alluring, the performance, safety, and security of the EV more specifically battery related thermal management – particularly is a barrier to mass deployment. This represents a non-trivial challenge for the battery suppliers, EV manufacturers, and smart grid developers. The industry is under intense pressure to enhance the performance of the battery. The industry is seeking for a suitable indicator to select the optimum battery showing the accurate efficiency level. It helps to bring products with an optimum efficiency. Furthermore, it assists them to produce tailored product with appropriate efficiency to meet the consumer demand. Moreover, the battery system users can benefit from the better pricing of the system that can provide the desired amount of efficiency. So there may be successful battery product with a higher level of adoption.Ultimately, it helps industrial battery users for example automakers to achieve a higher level of profitability.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Number of pages53
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7112-842-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesPh.d.-serien for Det Teknisk-Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet


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