Open Access iconOpen Access

ARTICLE

Effect of Heatpipe Array Condenser Section Length on Thermal Cooling of Li-Ion Batteries

Olanrewaju M. Oyewola1,*, Olawale S. Ismail2, Adetokunbo A. Awonusi2

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, 99775, USA
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 200005, Nigeria

* Corresponding Authors: Olanrewaju M. Oyewola. Email: email,email

Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer 2024, 22(2), 475-490. https://doi.org/10.32604/fhmt.2024.047714

Abstract

One of the new methods for ensuring that the battery in a thermal energy storage system is kept at the proper temperature is the heat pipe-based Thermal Management System (TMS). In this study, the improvement of cooling performance of a heat pipe based TMS is examined through the variation of condenser section length of heat pipes in an array. The TMSs with an array of heat pipes with different condenser section lengths are considered. The system performances are evaluated using a validated numerical method. The results show that a heat pipe-based TMS provides the best cooling performance when a wavy-like variation is employed and when the condenser section length of the last set of the heat pipe in the array is greater than that of the penultimate set. The maximum cell temperature and the maximum temperature difference within the cell of this TMS are decreased by 4.2 K and 1.1 K, respectively, when compared to the typical heat pipe based TMS with zero variation in its condenser section length. Conclusively, the strategy offers an improvement in the thermal uniformity for all the TMS cases.

Keywords


Cite This Article

APA Style
Oyewola, O.M., Ismail, O.S., Awonusi, A.A. (2024). Effect of heatpipe array condenser section length on thermal cooling of li-ion batteries. Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, 22(2), 475-490. https://doi.org/10.32604/fhmt.2024.047714
Vancouver Style
Oyewola OM, Ismail OS, Awonusi AA. Effect of heatpipe array condenser section length on thermal cooling of li-ion batteries. Front Heat Mass Transf. 2024;22(2):475-490 https://doi.org/10.32604/fhmt.2024.047714
IEEE Style
O.M. Oyewola, O.S. Ismail, and A.A. Awonusi "Effect of Heatpipe Array Condenser Section Length on Thermal Cooling of Li-Ion Batteries," Front. Heat Mass Transf., vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 475-490. 2024. https://doi.org/10.32604/fhmt.2024.047714



cc This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
  • 603

    View

  • 209

    Download

  • 0

    Like

Share Link