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Molecular Dynamics of Heat Transfer Liquids of Complex Rheology

Salman, Y. (2023). Molecular Dynamics of Heat Transfer Liquids of Complex Rheology. (Unpublished Masters thesis, City, University of London)


Electric car batteries generate substantial heat during operation, requiring efficient heat dissipation to maintain battery performance and longevity. Nanofluids, suspensions of nanoparticles in a fluid base, have emerged as promising solutions for effective cooling systems due to their enhanced thermal conductivity and improved properties. This thesis investigates the potential of nanofluids for electric car battery cooling systems using Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations to study nanofluid behaviour at the atomistic level. By examining the thermal and rheological properties of nanofluids, MD simulations provide valuable insights into the design and optimisation of heat transfer fluids for electric car battery cooling systems. Results from the simulations show significant thermal conductivity enhancement in polyalphaolefin (PAO)-2/Cu and PAO-2/Ag nanofluids, indicating their potential for use in Battery Thermal Management Systems (BTMS). This study not only advances our understanding of nanofluids, but also contributes to the development of more efficient and sustainable electric vehicle battery cooling technologies.

Publication Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
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