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Thermal Management

Intelligent Thermal Management for Hybrid Powertrains

I. Introduction

II. Components for Active Thermal Management

Figure 1 High heat inputs and low heat capacity will characterize the engine cooling circuit of the future

Figure 2 Cross-section of the second generation of the thermal management module

Figure 3 Main valve

Figure 4 Auxiliary valve

Figure 5 Complexity of the different drive cooling systems

Figure 6 Smart single valve in near-production design

Figure 7 Modular design in intelligent valves for coolant control

III. System Development and Validation

Figure 8 Simulation model for a plug-in hybrid vehicle

Figure 9 Model calculations for the heat entry through the electric motor in the NEDC (left) and during full-load acceleration

Figure 10 Measured and simulated heat exchange in the low-temperature heat exchanger of a plug-in hybrid vehicle

Figure 11 Structure of a physical model for designing thermal management

IV. Summary and Outlook

The digital version of the Schaeffler Symposium 2018 “Mobility for Tomorrow” conference transcript