The global electric-vehicle (EV) industry continues to expand rapidly and the adoption of EVs is expected to grow tremendously in the next 20 years. Thermal management is required in all electronic devices and circuitry to remove the excess heat generated and maintain product functionality. The development of EV has driven the need for heat removal in electric motors and automotive electronics. Heat dissipation is presumed to be a critical factor in the efficient vehicle development process. Keeping heat under control would lead to improved charging, performance, range, longevity and safety of the next-generation EV.
The global thermal management market was valued at USD 10.98 billion in 2019 and is expected to register a CAGR of 7.68% between 2020 to 2025. The thermal management market for the electric and hybrid vehicles is growing due to the increased battery capacity, developing charging infrastructure, consumer preference for electric vehicles, and government initiatives promoting the adoption of renewable energy sources. Due to the presence of a considerable number of electronic manufacturers in Asia-Pacific, APAC is envisioned to dominate the market for the automotive thermal management system and emerge as a key revenue-generating region.
This “Thermal Management for Electrification” MasterClass will provide participants from industry, government laboratories, and academia, with state-of-the-art overview and analysis of current and emerging thermal management technologies. It will be conducted by international leaders in advanced thermal management research, innovation and commercialisation.
No prior thermal management knowledge is required.
The MasterClass will discuss the fundamentals of thermal management technology, including a review of heating and cooling systems, high-performance materials for the thermal management, passive and active cooling, Single-Phase cooling and Two-Phase cooling techniques for powertrains (motor and battery), battery thermal design and characterisation. The class will also highlight on the applications of heat spreaders, cooling plates solutions in EV, thermal simulation and modelling on heat transfer, advanced manufacturing processes (Additive Manufacturing) for thermal management, liquid forging techniques for large heat sinks, cold plates and composite materials. Detailed case studies about thermal management in the powertrain of EVs, battery thermal analysis, battery modelling and management will be presented by renowned international leaders.
Lastly, the advanced thermal management technologies taught in this MasterClass is also applicable across a range of end-use applications including automotive, computers, energy storage, aviation, telecommunication, and consumer electronics.