BRE PhD student receives IGEC Best Student Presentation Award
Mr Zengjia GUO, a PhD student of BRE, received IGEC Best Student Award on 8 July 2022. The 14th International Green Energy Conference (IGEC) is a multi-disciplinary conference on energy systems and technologies with no/reduced environmental, economic, and social impact, and provides a forum for the exchange of technical information, the dissemination of high-quality research results, and the debate and shaping of future directions and priorities in energy sustainability and security.
Mr Guo is a PhD candidate at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University under the supervision of Prof. Meng Ni. His research interests focus on battery thermal management systems. At this conference, he gave the report about “Novel mini-channel cold plate with different shapes of pin fins for effective battery thermal management” and won the best student presentation award.
In this study, a novel BTMS is proposed by introducing vertically and horizontally arranged square pin fins (SPFs), circular pin fins (CPFs) and ellipse pin fins (EPFs) into the cold plate, and the overall cooling performance is evaluated by considering both heat transfer and pressure loss. It is found that CPFs can be the best choice for BTMS when pin fins are vertically arranged due to the favourable heat transfer enhancement and acceptable pressure loss, but SPFs are recommended for BTMS with horizontally arranged pin fins when considering the trade-offs between heat transfer and pressure loss.