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Analyzing the Liquid Cooling of a Li-Ion Battery Pack

October 17, 2019

A sudden temperature increase or decrease can affect the efficiency of a lithium-ion battery. For the battery packs used in electric vehicles and other application areas, this can be a problem…

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Celebrates Li-Ion Battery Research

October 11, 2019

John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino, winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, come from different places and researched lithium-ion batteries at different times.

Electrode Balancing of a Lithium-Ion Battery with COMSOL®

May 16, 2019

Electrode balancing is an important consideration for battery cell engineers. Get an overview and mathematical framework of this phenomenon and learn how to analyze it in a lithium-ion battery.

Evaluating the Electrode Utilization of a Lithium-Ion Battery Pouch Cell

April 11, 2019

Large-format batteries are found in energy storage systems; electric, hybrid, and plug-in cars; unmanned vehicles; light-rail trains; and more. We discuss modeling a component of these batteries.

Digital Twins and Model-Based Battery Design

February 20, 2019

By combining high-fidelity multiphysics models with lightweight models and measured data, engineers can create digital twins to understand, predict, optimize, and control real-world systems.

How to Model Ion-Exchange Membranes and Donnan Potentials

August 29, 2018

Get an introduction to the theory behind the Nernst-Planck-Poisson equations, Donnan potentials, and how to model ion-exchange membranes in batteries and fuel cells.

Fueling Up for Autonomous Driving with Optimized Battery Designs

June 14, 2018

What good are fully autonomous vehicles if they run on fuel? To develop hybrid and electric autonomous vehicles, we need to design efficient and optimized battery management systems.

Analyzing the Current Distribution in a Lead-Acid Battery Design

May 24, 2018

The lead-acid battery in your car is not much different from the original one developed by Gaston Planté in 1859. 1 change is that you can now analyze the current distribution using simulation.


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