THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF THE LITHIUM/METAL SULFIDE ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Thermal management studies of the lithium-aluminum/metal sulfide battery demonstrate the need for a light weight, high thermal efficiency case for electric batteries. Calculations based upon the rectangularly configured MK IA battery using vacuum-foil insulation, show that the heat loss rate goal of 400 watts can be met. Experimental studies directed at the determination of the reversible T DELTA S heating gave results that compared within 8% with theoretically derived values. Calculations based upon the 50-kWh MK II battery and a 10,000 miles driven/year show that by utilizing the thermal storage capacity of the system, essentially no additional energy is needed to keep the battery hot.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Meeting held 26 February-2 March 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Farahat, M M
    • Graae, JAE
    • CHILENSKAS, A A
    • Barney, D L
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00197194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790161 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM