Design and implementation of liquid cooling system for ArchiMITes vehicle
Author(s)Hui, Sam, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Evelyn N. Wang and Anna S. Jaffe.
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MIT Vehicle Design Summit is building ArchiMITes, a lightweight hybrid vehicle with a modular auxiliary power unit. For testing purposes, the vehicle platform will first be built as an all-electric vehicle. It will be powered by five lithium ion batteries that generate a total of 700 W of heat. Without a cooling system, the batteries will quickly rise above 50 'C and become damaged. This project seeks to design and put together a liquid cooling system to remove the heat from the batteries. Calculations indicate that the battery cell temperature will be 17.39 'C above the ambient temperature. This temperature difference incorporates a factor of safety of 2. Further studies on battery placement, working fluid fill methods, and fan and pump control are recommended.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2011.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 27).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology