HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
News
Electronics & Test

Slideshow: 'Boeing Battery Needs Liquid Cooling'

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 4/4
Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 787 batteries need liquid cooling
Cabe Atwell   3/8/2013 4:56:36 PM
NO RATINGS
My friend's PC in water cooled, every component. If that slacker can do it, I don't see why Boeing can't do the same.

C

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 787 batteries need liquid cooling
Charles Murray   3/8/2013 4:29:38 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Gorksi, it's a matter of liquid versus air cooling. It's also a matter of passive versus active cooling. As far as we can tell, Boeing is using passive air cooling. There reportedly are no fans to draw the hot air away. Toyota uses air cooling on its Prius PHV, but it is active air cooling -- they use three fans to draw the heat away from the battery's cells.

Gorski
User Rank
Platinum
787 batteries need liquid cooling
Gorski   3/8/2013 3:01:44 PM
NO RATINGS
The solution seems to be liquid vs. air cooling. The article states that air is less dense at higher altitudes and is less efficient in cooling anything even though it's at a lower temperature. Volt has gone to liquid cooling that works. What is Boeing waiting for? Call the GM engineers and find out what they did. A Volt did go on fire a little while ago.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Going back
Charles Murray   3/8/2013 10:20:26 AM
NO RATINGS
As far as I know, naperlou, the only reason to use lithium-ion is the energy density. Higher energy density means they can cut weight, which is of course always important in aircraft design.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Going back
naperlou   3/8/2013 10:12:01 AM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, is there any reason they just don't go back to a known battery technology?

<<  <  Page 4/4
Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
In-flight shopping magazine, SkyMall, has stalled, nosedived, and crashed into bankruptcy.
The 2015 North American International Auto Show serves as a perfect snapshot of today’s auto industry.
Data from a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation undermine the idea of a US manufacturing renaissance.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jan 26 - 30, IPv6 for Micros – Hands-On
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Stratasys
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service