Special Issue "Energy Efficient Cooling and Heating Systems for Improved Passenger Thermal Comfort in Electric Vehicles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2021) | Viewed by 18360
Interests: engine modeling and control; modeling of automatic transmissions and active differentials; tire modeling; vehicle dynamics state estimation and control
Interests: EV and HEV modelling and simulation; energy efficiency; thermal management; energy management; e-mobility; HVAC systems for automotive applications
For a wider adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), it is critical to increase the EV driving range with no major effect on the cost. Apart from the electric powertrain, the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system is the highest consumer of energy stored in EV batteries. As such, the HVAC system has a dominant impact on the driving range under hot and cold climate conditions.
In this Special Issue, the challenge of enhancing the EV driving range while maintaining high passenger thermal comfort is to be addressed by capitalizing on either individual or synergetic use of various technologies in the areas of: new concepts of the HVAC system and related subsystems and component technologies (including advanced heat pump concepts, infrared heating, consideration of novel refrigerants, thermal energy storage devices, etc.), user-centric designed HVAC systems with enhanced passenger thermal comfort, optimized vehicle energy management/control, lightweight materials with improved thermal insulation properties, and similar. The optimized vehicle energy and thermal management, implemented in an intelligent vehicle control unit, is aimed at ensuring maximized energy efficiency and enhanced thermal comfort, while accounting for various users’ needs specified through a proper human–machine interface in an interactive way.
Prof. Joško Deur
Dr. Dragan Šimić
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- Electric vehicles
- Air-conditioning system
- Heat pump
- Thermal comfort
- Energy management
- Optimal control
- User centric design