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Battery Thermal Management

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "D2: Electrochem: Batteries, Fuel Cells, Capacitors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 1859

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CMT—Clean Mobility and Thermofluids, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: thermo- and fluid-dynamics in vehicles; thermal management in propulsive systems; experimental and numerical techniques for heat flow systems
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CMT-Motores Térmicos, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: turbomachinery; aerodynamics; internal combustion engines; computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

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Dear Colleagues,

Many national and international regulations aim to reduce greenhouse emissions and pollutants. Towards this goal, electrified vehicles will play an important role. The element in the vehicle that has the greatest improvement potential is probably the battery. Efficient thermal management is needed to ensure that the battery temperature remains within its operational limits. Different battery thermal management methods have been studied in recent years, including both measurement and estimation of the heat generated by the battery’s cells, the state of charge, the state of health, the real capacity of the cells, the temperature distribution within the battery, etc.

This Special Issue is open to the latest research about theoretical, methodological, and experimental advances in the thermal behaviour of batteries in various applications. Topics of interest for the publication include but are not limited to:

  • Heat generation in batteries.
  • Batteries’ temperature measurement, control, and modelling.
  • Battery thermal management systems: passive and active cooling.
  • Thermal safety performance of batteries.
  • Advanced modelling of batteries’ thermal state.
  • Special cooling methods for fast charging.

Prof. Dr. Pablo Olmeda
Dr. Xandra Margot
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Keywords

  • heat transfer in batteries
  • cooling systems in batteries
  • electro-thermal models of batteries

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A Comprehensive Review of Thermal Management in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Focus on Burners, Heat Exchangers, and Strategies
by Mingfei Li, Jingjing Wang, Zhengpeng Chen, Xiuyang Qian, Chuanqi Sun, Di Gan, Kai Xiong, Mumin Rao, Chuangting Chen and Xi Li
Energies 2024, 17(5), 1005; https://doi.org/10.3390/en17051005 - 21 Feb 2024
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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are emerging as a leading solution in sustainable power generation, boasting high power-to-energy density and minimal emissions. With efficiencies potentially exceeding 60% for electricity generation alone and up to 85% when in cogeneration applications, SOFCs significantly outperform traditional [...] Read more.
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) are emerging as a leading solution in sustainable power generation, boasting high power-to-energy density and minimal emissions. With efficiencies potentially exceeding 60% for electricity generation alone and up to 85% when in cogeneration applications, SOFCs significantly outperform traditional combustion-based technologies, which typically achieve efficiencies of around 35–40%. Operating effectively at elevated temperatures (600 °C to 1000 °C), SOFCs not only offer superior efficiency but also generate high-grade waste heat, making them ideal for cogeneration applications. However, these high operational temperatures pose significant thermal management challenges, necessitating innovative solutions to maintain system stability and longevity. This review aims to address these challenges by offering an exhaustive analysis of the latest advancements in SOFC thermal management. We begin by contextualizing the significance of thermal management in SOFC performance, focusing on its role in enhancing operational stability and minimizing thermal stresses. The core of this review delves into various thermal management subsystems such as afterburners, heat exchangers, and advanced thermal regulation strategies. A comprehensive examination of the recent literature is presented, highlighting innovations in subsystem design, fuel management, flow channel configuration, heat pipe integration, and efficient waste heat recovery techniques. In conclusion, we provide a forward-looking perspective on the state of research in SOFC thermal management, identifying potential avenues for future advancements and their implications for the broader field of sustainable energy technologies. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Battery Thermal Management)
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