Thermal management of battery
Battery design and management plays critical role in getting optimum range of electric vehicles as desired by consumers. Operating temperature greatly effects the performance and life of battery. So, thermal management of battery pack is very much crucial in EV’s.
Lion electric leveraged the ready to use cell models available in Simcenter Amesim library to design battery pack. Cooling system was modelled and optimized to ensure optimum battery operating temperature. Using Simcenter Amesim a sub-system analysis was performed to have precise view on how the drive cycles and charging scenarios effect the performance of battery. Amesim helped in integrating all the subsystems of bus and assess the overall vehicle performance over real drive cycles in order to estimate a realistic range.