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Approaching an Electrochemical Model from Scratch: Lemon Battery

May 5, 2020

The lemon battery: A high school chemistry experiment, and a great example when learning the general process for how to set up electrochemistry and battery models from scratch.

Estimating Parameters for a Li-Ion Battery via a Lumped Model

October 24, 2019

When performing an electrochemical analysis on a battery, an engineer might not have all of the information from the manufacturer. The solution? Parameter estimation via a lumped model…

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.


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