xEV Holistic Thermal Management and Advanced Control

xEV Holistic Thermal Management and Advanced Control

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As OEMs seek to accelerate the take up of electric and hybrid vehicles, they are faced with the challenge of how to improve vehicle efficiency while reducing product development time and cost.

Thermal management can play an important role in improving the energy management optimisation for xEV applications, especially because two of the biggest barriers to achieving vehicle efficiency are the ever increasing complexity of the heat/cooling architecture, and the fact that the electrical energy absorbed by the electric ancillaries to heat up or cool down the battery and the cabin can be as high as the electrical energy required to move the vehicle.  

A holistic approach to thermal management, where waste heat is recovered from electric components and conventional electric heaters are replaced by direct or indirect heat pumps to operate in cold ambient conditions, is helping manufacturers to improve Zero Emissions Vehicle range by up to 15%. The addition of advanced thermal control can improve ZEV range by up to 20%. Additionally, the use of Model Base Development and Model Predictive Control to support the development and implementation of holistic thermal management systems decreases the number of design iterations and calibration activities required, which helps OEMs to reduce development cost by up to 20% and development time by up to 30%.

In this free 60-minute webinar, Ricardo’s Dr Cedric Rouaud, Global Technical Expert on Thermal Systems, and Dr Peter Fussey, Technical Leader Control & Calibration, present novel approaches to, and share their experience of, developing holistic thermal management with advanced control in order to reduce energy consumption. They will present a range of collaborative R&D projects results and Ricardo’s own targeted research.

First broadcast on 16th July 2020.

The Presenters

Dr Peter Fussey

Dr Peter Fussey

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Dr. Cedric Rouaud

Dr. Cedric Rouaud

Global Technical Expert - Thermal Systems View profile
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