In this paper, an extensive review of passive battery thermal management systems (BTMSs) such as phase-change materials (PCMs) is proposed. Nowadays, PCMs are particularly attractive and chosen as the most interesting heat
buering system in terms of high-energy storage density at a given temperature. In addition, they are less bulky and
expensive than traditional cooling methods such as forced-air cooling or liquid cooling. Nonetheless, the integration
of PCMs in a battery application calls for an analysis that will enable the researcher to proposed optimized BTMSs.
Due to the lack of literature in this domain, this paper proposes to review existing studies on battery applications
involving PCMs. Numerical analysis, heat transfer theory along with the classification of the existing components
and integration techniques for PCMs are presented. This paper is based on previous reviews to help update the thin
number of references. It is considered by the authors as a major contribution in the area BTM.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Publication statusIn preparation - 2017

    Research areas

  • PCM, TES, BTM, BTMS, Li-ion, thermal management, phase change material, battery

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