Date of Award
Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics
Aeronautics and Astronautics
WEINONG W CHEN
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
CHARLES R KENLEY
For current electric vehicles, batteries are employed only as an energy source. Due to safety concerns, the space for battery storage is co-allocated with passenger space, which would constrain the design for the vehicle. An architectured multifunctional battery-structure material, namely Granular Battery Assembly (GBA), has been proposed by Tsutsui et al., 2014. Such a material system utilizes the deformation of sacrificing tubes to dissipate impact energy and protect the battery cells, thereby allowing the batteries to be placed in the front crumple zone of an electric vehicle, while also ensuring occupant safety.
Kukreja, Jaspreet Singh, "CRASH ANALYSIS OF A CONCEPTUAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE WITH A MULTIFUNCTIONAL BATTERY SYSTEM" (2015). Open Access Theses. 1148.