The move towards sustainable transportation was initiated to mitigate the effects of global warming and decrease CO2
emissions. Electric vehicles are at the forefront of this revolution and rapid technological advancements have been made in the development of the electric powertrain’s components, especially li-ion batteries. These breakthroughs have played a huge role in increasing the vehicle’s performance and range prompting automotive companies to accelerate their shift to provide more sustainable offerings to their consumers.
High level description & purpose
The next generation of rapid charging systems such as the MCS and NACS for large and medium commercial vehicles has charging powers in the megawatt range. These dimensions of power require advanced solutions for cooling of not only the vehicle’s batteries but also the charging components. Knightec sees increased demand for development of actively cooled charging systems in the near future.
A literature review shall be performed around rapid charging with focus on the MCS and NACS. Further, a review of the literature about cooling strategies during fast-charging shall be executed. Subsequently, a thermal management system for a rapid charging system shall be conceptually designed. Finally, the designed system shall be modelled as well as its functionality and performance evaluated in Matlab/Simulink.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for students interested in e-mobility, charging and thermal management. Students pursuing their master’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering with knowledge of thermodynamics and physics simulation would be suitable for this thesis. Experience working with Matlab Simulink and knowledge about battery systems are considered beneficial.
Important information to you who will apply for a thesis project
- The thesis is to be done during the spring of 2024.
- If you would like to co-write your thesis, both of you need to apply separately and conduct the tests. Just make sure to inform us in your application that you would like to write in pairs and who your thesis partner is.