Due to short ranges and long recharging times, the acceptance of battery electric vehicles is currently low in our society. Within a research project, the department „New Drive Systems“ of the Fraunhofer ICT is examining solutions for this problem. An efficient thermal management system (in particular an efficient cooling) of the battery cells is the key to solve this issue.
Within the master’s thesis, the optimal geometric design of a battery cell for an efficient cooling/heating of the cell will be investigated via numerical simulation. The investigations will consider different cooling/heating methods and are carried out using the example of a pouch cell.