Next Article in Journal
Motor-Generator Control to Improve Shift Quality for a Dual Mode Power Split Transmission
Previous Article in Journal
The potential for a BEV in the two-car household
World Electric Vehicle Journal is published by MDPI from Volume 9 issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by The World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) and its member the European Association for e-Mobility (AVERE), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), and the Electric Vehicle Association of Asia Pacific (EVAAP). They are hosted by MDPI on as a courtesy and upon agreement with AVERE.
Open AccessArticle

Development of a Thermal Model for Lithium-Ion Batteries for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussels, Belgium
Erasmus University College Brussels, Nijverheidskaai 170, 1070, Brussels, Belgium
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
World Electr. Veh. J. 2012, 5(2), 300-306;
Published: 29 June 2012
PDF [1455 KB, uploaded 17 May 2018]


This paper describes a novel thermal model for lithium-ion battery technology. The model has been developed in Matlab/Simulink, which is based mainly on the electrical parameters such as thermal resistance, thermal capacitance, and thermal convection. In this study, a new methodology is presented for extraction of the model parameters based on the Matlab/Simulink parameter optimization tool. The results exhibit that the error percentage between the simulated and experimental results is less than 5%. According to this model, the battery cell temperature can be kept in a safe operating region by coupling the surface temperature of the battery with the heating and cooling systems. This will allows to enhance the battery performances on one hand and to avoid thermal runway effect on the other hand. The proposed battery model is not only useful for pouch battery cells but can be employed for any battery design concept.
Keywords: thermal management; simulation; lithium battery; HEV; BEV thermal management; simulation; lithium battery; HEV; BEV
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Omar, N.; Al Sakka, M.; Daowd, M.; Coosemans, O.H.T.; Van den Bossche, P.; Van Mierlo, J. Development of a Thermal Model for Lithium-Ion Batteries for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles. World Electr. Veh. J. 2012, 5, 300-306.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
World Electr. Veh. J. EISSN 2032-6653 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top