Controller cooling of an electric vehicle (EV): An analytical and CFD simulation study

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This paper presents the design of the controller cooling device of an electric vehicle. The heat generated by a typical EV controller during the operation was calculated which is considered as targeted heat to be removed by the cooling device. A liquid cooled plate heat exchanger was designed and the heat transfer through this plate heat exchanger was evaluated analytically and simulated by using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software namely ANSYS FLUENT version 12.0. Two fluids were considered for this study, i.e., water and ethylene glycol. The results of both approaches, i.e., analytical and CFD simulation were compared. The results revealed that water at a mass flow rate of 0.03 kg/s and ethylene glycol at a mass flow rate of 0.20 kg/s could remove the targeted heat from the controller.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014
Event5th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology, BICET 2014 - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Duration: 01 Nov 201403 Nov 2014

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Other5th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology, BICET 2014
CountryBrunei Darussalam
CityBandar Seri Begawan
Period01/11/1403/11/14

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Electric vehicles
Computational fluid dynamics
Ethylene glycol
Cooling
Controllers
Heat exchangers
Computer simulation
Flow rate
Water
Heat transfer
Fluids
Liquids
Hot Temperature

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Rahman, M. M., & Hua, T. J. (2014). Controller cooling of an electric vehicle (EV): An analytical and CFD simulation study. Paper presented at 5th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology, BICET 2014, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.
Rahman, Md Mujibur ; Hua, T. J. / Controller cooling of an electric vehicle (EV) : An analytical and CFD simulation study. Paper presented at 5th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology, BICET 2014, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.
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Rahman, MM & Hua, TJ 2014, 'Controller cooling of an electric vehicle (EV): An analytical and CFD simulation study', Paper presented at 5th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology, BICET 2014, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, 01/11/14 - 03/11/14.

Controller cooling of an electric vehicle (EV) : An analytical and CFD simulation study. / Rahman, Md Mujibur; Hua, T. J.

2014. Paper presented at 5th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology, BICET 2014, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.

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Rahman MM, Hua TJ. Controller cooling of an electric vehicle (EV): An analytical and CFD simulation study. 2014. Paper presented at 5th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology, BICET 2014, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.