Numerical simulation of coupled electrochemical and transport processes in battery systems

Bor Yann Liaw, Wen Bin Gu, Chao-yang Wang

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Advanced numerical modeling to simulate dynamic battery performance characteristics for several types of advanced batteries is being conducted using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques. The CFD techniques provide efficient algorithms to solve a large set of highly nonlinear partial differential equations that represent the complex battery behavior governed by coupled electrochemical reactions and transport processes. We have recently successfully applied such techniques to model advanced lead-acid, Ni-Cd and Ni-MH cells. In this paper, we will briefly discuss how the governing equations were numerically implemented, show some preliminary modeling results, and compare them with other modeling or experimental data reported in the literature. More importantly, we will describe the advantages and implications of using the CFD techniques and their capabilities in future battery applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)899-903
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 32nd Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference. Part 1 (of 4) - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: Jul 27 1997Aug 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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