Racing Battery Management System; Crude Capital: The Impact of Oil Money on European Football

Shamsiev, Asadbek, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Stafford, William, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia
Norton, Peter, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia

My technical project pertains to the creation of a battery management system (BMS) for an electric race vehicle. Battery packs consist of lithium-based battery cells, often in series, with some form of casing and cooling system to preserve the units’ health. A BMS complements these components and acts as a master controller. If there are disparities in a module, the BMS balances voltage and state of charge (SoC) via cell balancing, which is the use of switching transistors and diodes to balance out measurements in a module. In our project—done by John Link, Silas Schroer, Gabriel Binning, and I—we developed a BMS tailored for the intense heat and velocity conditions of competitive racing.

Further, I wrote about oil money’s influence on European football to understand its origins and effects. I was influenced by my technical project, because I believe that advancements in renewable energy have caused a ripple effect, somehow extending to European football. And they have. As a result, I made a strange connection between the topics and composed two seemingly unrelated papers. But, I’m thankful for that connection, and I hope my social paper lays the foundation for future analysis on how to mitigate oil money’s adverse effects on football.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
football, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Newcastle United, Chelsea, Roman Abramovich, oil, Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, battery management system

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Technical Advisor: Adam Barnes

STS Advisors: William Stafford and Peter Norton

Technical Team Members: Silas Schroer, Gabriel Binning, Asad Shamsiev

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