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Immersed-cooling Concepts for Electric Vehicle Battery Packs using Viscoelastic Heat Transfer Liquids (I-BAT)

Project description

Novel coolants for enhanced thermal performance in electric vehicle immersion cooling systems

The performance of battery electric drives in plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) is affected by the power density and efficiency of the EV battery thermal system (BTMS), the batteries’ heating and cooling system. Innovative coolants have the potential to increase the cooling effect and reduce pump losses compared to current lithium–ion battery cooling systems. The EU-funded I-BAT project aims to synthesise and characterise mineral oil-based coolants with optimal rheological and thermal properties suitable for EV BTMSs. The novel fluids, consisting of a viscoelastic liquid carrier matrix with suspended nanoparticles, will enhance heat transfer rates in immersion cooling systems. The project’s work may lead to improvements that will revolutionise the EV sector.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 918 978,75

Participants (3)

CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 838 812,50
Address
Northampton Square
EC1V 0HB London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 835 476,25
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUBRIZOL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 361 685
Address
The Knowle Nether Lane Hazelwood
DE56 4AN Derby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)