Improving Battery Design with Electro-Thermal Modeling

Research output: NRELPresentation


Temperature greatly affects the performance and life of batteries in electric and hybrid vehicles under real driving conditions, so increased attention is being paid to battery thermal management. Sophisticated electrochemical models and finite element analysis tools are available for predicting the thermal performance of batteries, but each has limitations. In this study we describe anelectro-thermal finite element approach that predicts the thermal performance of a cell or module with realistic geometry, material properties, loads, and boundary conditions.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 2005

Publication series

NamePrepared for the 21st Worldwide Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Syposium & Exhibition, 2-6 April 2005, Monte Carlo, Monaco

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-540-38164


  • battery models
  • HEV
  • nickel metal hydride
  • simulation
  • thermal management


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