AutoLion™: A thermally coupled simulation tool for automotive li-ion batteries

Jim Kalupson, Gang Luo, Christian E. Shaffer

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    In this paper, we demonstrate the AutoLion™ suite: a collection of battery simulation tools for electric drive vehicle (EDV) Li-ion cell and pack development. At the heart of each simulation tool is a thermally coupled battery (TCB) model that simultaneously computes electrochemical and thermal effects of large format cell and pack operation. As we will demonstrate through illustrative examples, TCB modeling is critically important for properly simulating EDV Li-ion cells and packs under conditions of interest to the automotive industry (cold-start, rapid charge, safety simulations, etc.). Furthermore, we highlight a one-of-a-kind degradation model that simultaneously predicts cell performance and degradation over the life cycle of the battery.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    JournalSAE Technical Papers
    StatePublished - 2013
    EventSAE 2013 World Congress and Exhibition - Detroit, MI, United States
    Duration: Apr 16 2013Apr 18 2013

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Automotive Engineering
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
    • Pollution
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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