Mohsen Akbarzadeh

Mohsen Akbarzadeh
Flanders Make · MotionS

Doctor of Engineering

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In this paper, the thermal behavior of a battery module based on a novel liquid cooling plate (LCP) is experimentally and numerically studied. The cooling plate is embedded with phase change material (PCM), and it is named a hybrid LCP as it provides a combination of active (liquid) and passive (PCM) cooling methods for battery with a modular desig...
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In this study, a fractional-order electro-thermal model of an NMC/C 43Ah battery is initially built, that can accurately derive the cell’s terminal voltage and surface temperature at various loadings (1C, 1.5C, 2C) and ambient conditions (10 °C, 25 °C, 45 °C), and with an average heat dissipation of 15 W being measured at a 2C discharge rate and 25...
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The specific heat capacity of a battery is an essential parameter for the thermal modeling of lithium-ion batteries, but it is not generally provided by the manufacturers. To determine the specific heat capacity, equipment such as calorimeters can be utilized which is costly, whereas this paper proposed a novel method to determine the specific heat...
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In this study, a datasheet-based lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cell model is built, trained and validated by utilizing Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization (MOPSO). Firstly, in order to determine the most suitable solver among various multi-objective solutions, a first-order (1RC) Thevenin model is adopted. At this stage, a thorough compariso...
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Lithium-ion capacitor technology (LiC) is well known for its higher power density compared to electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) and higher energy density compared to lithium-ion batteries (LiBs). However, the LiC technology is affected by a high heat generation problem in high-power applications when it is continuously being charged/discharg...
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Controlling the temperature of a battery pack within an optimal range and ensuring uniform temperature distribution are the key to improving battery life. With the elevating energy density of batteries, more efficient and energy-saving thermal management system is urgently required for improving electric vehicle (EV) performance in terms of safety...
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This work presents an active thermal management system (TMS) for building a safer module of lithium-ion capacitor (LiC) technology, in which 10 LiCs are connected in series. The proposed TMS is a forced air-cooled TMS (ACTMS) that uses four axial DC 12 V fans: two fans are responsible for blowing the air from the environment into the container whil...
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Thermal management is the most vital element of electric vehicles (EV) to control the maximum temperature of module/pack for safety reasons. This paper presents a novel passive thermal management system (TMS) composed of a heat sink (HS) and phase change materials (PCM) for lithium-ion capacitor (LiC) technology under the premise that the cell is c...
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This article attempts to study the thermal characteristic and behavior of a large commercial prismatic lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cell (50Ah) for the application of rechargeable energy storage in electric vehicles (EVs). The anode of the cell is based on Graphite, where nickel, manganese, and cobalt (NCM) make up the cathode of the cell. With the...
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Lithium-ion capacitor (LiC) technology is an energy storage system (ESS) that combines the working mechanism of electric double-layer capacitors (EDLC) and lithium-ion batteries (LiB). When LiC is supposed to work under high power applications, the inevitable heat loss threatens the cell's performance and lifetime. Therefore, a proper thermal manag...
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The parasitic power consumption of the battery thermal management systems is a crucial factor that affects the specific energy of the battery pack. In this paper, a comparative analysis is conducted between air type and liquid type thermal management systems for a high-energy lithium-ion battery module. The parasitic power consumption and cooling p...
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A lithium-ion capacitor (LiC) is one of the most promising technologies for grid applications, which combines the energy storage mechanism of an electric double-layer capacitor (EDLC) and a lithium-ion battery (LiB). This article presents an optimal thermal management system (TMS) to extend the end of life (EoL) of LiC technology considering differ...
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In this paper, an innovative liquid cooling plate (LCP) embedded with phase change material (PCM) is designed for electric vehicle (EV) battery thermal management. The proposed cooling plate is named "hybrid cooling plate" as it takes advantage of both active (liquid) and passive (PCM) cooling methods. The hybrid LCP is 36% lighter than a volumetri...
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This paper presents the concept of a passive thermal management system (TMS), including natural convection, heat pipe, and phase change material (PCM) for electric vehicles. Experimental and numerical tests are described to predict the thermal behavior of a lithium-titanate (LTO) battery cell in a high current discharging process. Details of variou...
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Thermal management is crucial for lithium-ion batteries to ensure safe operation, high performance, and long lifetime. In this regard, the thermophysical properties of the batteries are key parameters for developing reliable and accurate thermal models. This study presents a new, simple, and cost-effective method for determination of heat capacity...
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This paper attempt to study the effect of natural air convection of large commercial lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery prismatic cell (50Ah) for rechargeable energy storage applications of electric vehicles (EVs). In particular, a numerical thermal model was developed and experimentally validated in different ambient temperature conditions. The cell ano...
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Nowadays, the most used thermal management system (TMS) is air-cooling, but due to weight and volume limitations, more promising cooling methods such as PCMs with high latent heat seems to be attractive. However, their disadvantages, like low thermal conductivity, should be managed to have an efficient TMS. Hence, aluminum-foil (PCM-Al) is added to...
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This paper presents the concept of a hybrid thermal management system (TMS), including air cooling and heat pipe for electric vehicles (EVs). Mathematical and thermal models are described to predict the thermal behavior of a battery module consisting of 24 cylindrical cells. Details of various thermal management techniques, especially natural air c...
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A lithium-ion battery cell’s electrochemical performance can be obtained through a series of standardized experiments, and the optimal operation and monitoring is performed when a model of the Li-ions is generated and adopted. With discrete-time parameter identification processes, the electrical circuit models (ECM) of the cells are derived. Over t...
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In the present paper, the first and second laws of thermodynamics are utilized to select the optimized position of porous insert to achieve maximum heat transfer and minimum pressure drop and entropy generation inside a double-pipe heat exchanger. Four different porous inserts configuration are considered in the heat exchanger, where the porous lay...
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Thermal performance and entropy generation are studied for water in a square heat exchanger duct equipped with several transverse twisted baffles to obtain optimal working condition. The influences of twisting angle, nondimensional distance between baffles (D/H), and Reynolds numbers on heat transfer, pressure drop, performance evaluation criteria,...
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The effects of simultaneous implementation of corrugated walls and nanoparticles upon the performance of solar heaters are investigated. Triangular and sinusoidal wall profiles along with varying concentration of nanoparticles are analyzed. The multi-phase mixture and the SST κ-ω models are used to simulate turbulent nanofluid flows inside the corr...
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In this paper, a numerical study is performed to investigate the combined effects of corrugated walls and porous inserts on heat transfer enhancement and thermal-hydraulic performance in a channel. Accordingly, a sinusoidal wavy wall channel partially filled with a porous material placed at its core is considered. The Darcy-Brinkman-Forchheimehr mo...
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This paper investigates the combined effects of using nanofluid, a porous insert and corrugated walls on heat transfer, pressure drop and entropy generation inside a heat exchanger duct. A series of numerical simulations are conducted for a number of pertinent parameters. It is shown that the waviness of the wall destructively affects the heat tran...
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This paper presents a three-dimensional, numerical thermo-hydrodynamic and second low analysis of nanofluid flow inside a square duct equipped with transverse twisted-baffles. A finite volume method is employed to simulate forced convection of heat in the system with the inclusion of Brownian motion of the nanoparticles. The ultimate aim is to gain...
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Using corrugated plates is shown to have some advantages over flat plates in transferring heat to or from fluid flow. Here a thermal-hydraulic and entropy generation analysis are performed for turbulent flow inside a corrugated channel. The goal was to find the best parameters that maximize the thermal performance and minimize the irreversibility....
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An entropy generation analysis for the Cu-water nanofluid flow through a wavy channel over heat exchanger plat is investigated. Entropy generation is expressed as a function of velocity and temperature. Governing equations, containing mass conservation, momentum and energy equations, are solved by a finite volume technique. All simulations are perf...
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A numerical simulation is performed on entropy generation and thermo-hydraulic performance of a wavy channel with three corrugation profiles. Sinusoidal, trapezoidal, and triangular shapes are considered as corrugation profiles for wavy walls of channel. The influences of these profiles and Reynolds numbers on entropy generation and thermo-hydrauli...
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In this study, a sensitivity analysis is performed by means of surface methodology in order to manage thermal and pumping power for nanofluid flow inside a wavy channel. The governing equations such as 2D steady continuity, momentum, and energy equations have been solved using a finite volume approach. The computational simulations are performed fo...

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Develop new phase change materials for battery thermal management. Develop a new battery pack cooling design based on phase change materials. Develop a new battery thermal management system.
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The objective of the GHOST project is to develop InteGrated and PHysically Optimised Battery System for Plug-in Vehicles Technologies. The modular battery system can either be a single or a dual system. In both cases the system will have fast-charge capability due to improved thermal management system: enhanced cooling. The system will enable the reduction of integration costs as well as the assembly times. Two demonstrators will be done for the single battery system: a plug-in electric vehicle and an electric bus. Further, the dual battery system will be bench tested. The objectives of the project are the following: 1) Design of a novel and modular battery system with higher-energy density (in weight) up to 20%; 2) Increase of the energy density of the battery system up to 30%; 3) Development of mass producible innovative and integrated design solutions to reduce the battery integration cost at least by 30% through smart design; 4) Definition of new test methodologies and procedures to evaluate reliability, safety and lifetime of different BS; 5) Design of novel prototyping, manufacturing and dismantling techniques for next generation of lithium-ion BS; 6) Demonstration of GHOST solutions in two demonstrators (BEV bus with ultrafast partial charge capability and P-HEV) and one lab demonstrator (module level) for the post Lithium-Ion technology. https://h2020-ghost.eu/
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enhanced heat transfer such as vortex generator, radiation heat transfer, condensation, combustion, All these exist in condensing boiler. The method of solution is Lattice Boltzmann and CFD