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Modeling Capacity Fade of Lithium-Ion Cells

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 2:00 pm U.S. EDT

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If you want to learn about creating a mathematical model of a lithium-ion cell, then tune into this webinar featuring guest speaker Ralph White of the University of South Carolina.

This presentation will focus on the development of the equations used to produce a physics-based model of a lithium-ion cell that includes capacity fade due to the formation of the solid-electrolyte interface (SEI) and lithium metal plating on the anode.

You will get a demonstration of using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to find a solution to these equations. A physics-based model of a lithium-ion cell with capacity fade will then be used to predict the capacity loss of a cell as a function of the number of charge and discharge cycles.

This webinar will include a live demo in the software and a Q&A session.

Multiphysics simulation of the temperature profile in a liquid-cooled battery pack. 
Fluid flow and temperature are modeled in 3D and a lumped 1D model of the Li-ion battery is used to calculate the heat source.


Ralph White, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina

Dr. Ralph E. White is a professor of chemical engineering and a distinguished scientist at the University of South Carolina. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley under Professor John Newman. He taught at Texas A&M University before moving to the University of South Carolina, where he has served as a professor, the chair of the department, and the dean of the college. Dr. White has authored or coauthored 335 peer-reviewed journal articles. He and his research group are working on projects on batteries, fuel cells, and numerical methods. Their work on numerical methods consists of developing efficient algorithms for solving the equations that represent the phenomena that occur in electrochemical and chemical systems. He has received the Olin Palladium and Vittorio de Nora awards from The Electrochemical Society.

Ed Fontes, COMSOL

Ed Fontes is the chief technology officer at COMSOL. He has been with COMSOL since 1999, and was previously the lead developer for the CFD, heat transfer, and chemical engineering products. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.



Lisa Arrigo, SAE International

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