Improving Battery Design with Electro-Thermal Modeling: Preprint

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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 pages12
StatePublished - 2005
Event21st Electric Vehicle Symposium - Monte Carlo, Monaco
Duration: 2 Apr 20056 Apr 2005


Conference21st Electric Vehicle Symposium
CityMonte Carlo, Monaco

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-540-37652


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


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