06 March 2018

Effective EV Thermal Management for Drive Range Performance


In 2018 we continue to see an increase in the electrification of vehicles, with nearly all OEMs pledging to release either an electric or partially electric vehicle in the next few years. This trend is even extending into larger vehicle segments such as long haul trucks and buses. With traditional internal combustion engine vehicles, one of the biggest challenges faced is thermal design in particular getting rid of a large amount of excess heat. While electric vehicles no longer have this large heat source in their systems, thermal management of the systems is no less important, it has just changed.


In this presentation we will look at how electric vehicle thermal management systems can be modeled in FloMASTER. It will include investigations into the design of different cooling loops including those for lower temperature electronics, high temperature electronics, the motor, the battery, and the HVAC system. There will be special attention paid to the thermal characterization of the motor using MotorSolve. We will also see how the addition of autonomous features may affect the overall design, including the potential drive range of the vehicle.


What You Will Learn

  • Modeling electric vehicle thermal management systems using thermo-fluid system simulation
  • Analyzing motor thermal performance for use in system simulation
  • Simulate the effect of design changes such as including autonomous features
  • Determining the effect of different drive cycles on thermal loads
  • Exploring how each system design will affect the overall drive range


Who Should Attend

  • Vehicle Thermal Management Engineers/Managers
  • Motor Engineers/Designers
  • Automotive Engineers/Managers
  • System Engineers/Managers
  • Project Engineers




Web-Seminar: Effective EV Thermal Management for Drive Range Performance



Thursday the 29th of March 2018






12:00 - 12:45 PM