Accelerating Electric-Vehicle Battery Development with Advanced Simulation
Available On-Demand Until August 21, 2015

Adoption of hybrid and all-electric vehicles will increase as lithium-ion batteries become more affordable, energy-dense, durable, and abuse-tolerant. Thermal management of the battery pack is a key challenge impacting all of these attributes, for which a new suite of multi-scale, multi-disciplinary simulation software has begun to accelerate innovation. Over the last three years, major strides have been made under a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy named Computer-Aided Engineering for Electric Drive Vehicle Batteries (CAEBAT) to improve engineering software in order to shorten design cycles and optimize batteries. New tools that simulate battery electrochemical, thermal, fluid, structural, and control-system effects are already helping General Motors engineers drive the development of energy-efficient vehicles and vehicle electrifications. This free 60-minute webcast will summarize the technical challenges and showcase the recent progress and benefits from this exciting new technology. Webcast attendees will be able to interact with the experts during the audience Q&A.


Taeyoung Han, Ph.D., GM Technical Fellow, Global GM R&D Center

Dr. Taeyoung Han received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Seoul National University in 1972 and his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1980. He began his automotive career at GM Research Labs in 1983, and in 1999, he was a member of the team that transferred to the newly formed Delphi Research Laboratories. After eight years at Delphi, Taeyoung rejoined GM in April 2007. He is currently a GM Technical Fellow at the Vehicle System’s Lab in the GM Research and Development Center. He holds 11 U.S. patents and is the author of numerous papers on fluid dynamics, vehicle aerodynamics, vehicle climate control, virtual thermal comfort engineering, kinetic spray coating processes, and battery pack thermal management. During the last three years, he has led the DOE-funded CAEBAT project in collaboration with ANSYS, ESim, and NREL.
  Mary Fortier, Battery Systems Engineering Group Manager, General Motors

Mary Fortier is Engineering Group Manager for Battery Systems at General Motors. One of the responsibilities of this group is computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation of battery packs and components. Prior to her current role, she was Engineering Group Manager for Robust Synthesis & Analysis at General Motors. Her group integrated statistical methods with computer-aided engineering to provide robust design solutions during the virtual vehicle development cycle. Mary has been with General Motors for over 20 years. Her assignments have consisted of internal statistical consulting for engineering, finance, and audit, legal, service operations, and manufacturing. Mary also chairs the Stochastics Working Group for NAFEMS, a non-profit organization influencing engineering analysis, led out of the U.K. Mary has a master’s degree in statistics from Oakland University, an MBA from Walsh College, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and medical technology from Saginaw Valley State College.
  Lewis Collins, Director of Software Development, ANSYS Inc.

Lewis Collins is a Director of Software Development at ANSYS Inc., with global responsibility for the company’s externally sponsored research and development programs. He has 30 years of experience in the development and application of advanced CAE methods and tools for the automotive and other industries. Prior to ANSYS, he held a variety of leadership positions at Fluent Inc., Vibro-Acoustic Sciences (now ESI), and SDRC (now Siemens PLM). Lewis is a recipient of the R&D 100 Award and the author of more than 100 publications and technical reports for clients, including numerous automotive OEMs and suppliers. He received his B.S. in engineering and applied science from the California Institute of Technology and his M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.


Lisa Arrigo, SAE International

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