Mahle introduces bionic structure battery cooling plate

Mahle introduces bionic structure battery cooling plate

MAHLE engineers used shapes from nature, including coral, to allow coolant to flow differently.

Mahle announced a new battery cooling plate, modeled after shapes of nature for the cooling channels that cause the coolant to flow differently. The company said this improves the thermodynamic performance and structural-mechanical properties of the cooling plate and was able to increase cooling performance by 10% and reduce pressure loss by 20%.

Mahle said it will present its new bionic battery cooling plate to the public for the first time at IAA Mobility. The automotive trade fair will take place in Munich from September 4-10, 2023.

“With our new battery cooling plate, we are breaking away from technical geometries and instead using natural structures, such as the coral shape, with outstanding effect for our cooling technology and great advantages in structural stability to boot,” said Dr. Uli Christian Blessing, head of global development thermal management at Mahle.

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