Simulation of Battery Systems

Simulation of Battery Systems

Fundamentals and Applications

1st Edition - November 6, 2019

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  • Authors: Farschad Torabi, Pouria Ahmadi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128162125
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165959

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Simulation of Battery Systems: Fundamentals and Applications covers both the fundamental and technical aspects of battery systems. It is a solid reference on the simulation of battery dynamics based on fundamental governing equations of porous electrodes. Sections cover the fundamentals of electrochemistry and how to obtain electrochemical governing equations for porous electrodes, the governing equations and physical characteristics of lead-acid batteries, the physical characteristics of zinc-silver oxide batteries, experimental tests and parameters necessary for simulation and validation of battery dynamics, and an environmental impact and techno-economic assessment of battery systems for different applications, such as electric vehicles and battery energy storage. The book contains introductory information, with most chapters requiring a solid background in engineering or applied science. Battery industrial companies who want to improve their industrial batteries will also find this book useful.

Key Features

  • Includes carefully selected in-text problems, case studies and illustrative examples
  • Features representative chapter-end problems, along with practical systems and applications
  • Covers various numerical methods, including those based on CFD and optimization, also including free codes and databases


Practicing engineers and graduate students, those with a background in engineering or applied science. In addition, battery industrial companies who want to improve their industrial batteries

Table of Contents

  • Part I Basic Fundamentals
    1. Battery Technologies
    1.1 History and applications
    1.2 Famous Battery Types
    1.3 Life Cycle Assessment
    1.4 Environmental Impacts
    2. Electrochemistry of Batteries
    2.1 Basics of Electrochemistry
    2.2 Faraday’s law
    2.3 Ohm’s law
    2.4 Butler-Volmer and Tafel laws
    3 Fundamental Governing Equations
    3.1 Porous electrode theory
    3.2 Volume-averaging technique
    3.3 Governing equations
    3.3.1 Conservation of electrical charge in solid electrode
    3.3.2 Conservation of electrical charge in electrolyte
    3.3.3 Conservation of mass
    3.3.4 Conservation of momentum
    3.3.5 Balance of energy
    4 Heat Sources
    4.1 Heat generation
    4.1.1 Reversible heat of reactions
    4.1.2 Irreversible heat of reactions
    4.2 Joule heating
    4.3 General Joule heating concept
    4.4 Heat dissipation
    4.4.1 Conduction
    4.4.2 Convection
    4.4.3 Radiation
    4.4.4 Exhausting enthalpy

    Part II Lead-Acid Batteries
    5. Introduction to Lead-Acid Batteries
    5.1 Types and applications
    5.2 Electrochemical Reactions
    5.3 Physical characteristics
    6. Governing Equations
    6.1 Volume-averaged isothermal fundamental governing equations
    6.2 Thermal behavior and governing equations
    6.3 Physico-chemical properties
    7. Numerical Simulation
    7.1 One-dimensional simulation
    7.2 Electrolyte stratification
    7.3 Simulation of thermal behavior of lead-acid batteries

    Part III Zinc-Silveroxide Batteries
    8. Introduction to Zinc-Silveroxide Batteries
    8.1 Types and aplications
    8.2 Electrochemical Reactions
    8.3 Physical characteristics
    9. Governing Equations
    9.1 Volume-averaged isothermal fundamental governing equations
    9.2 Thermal behaviour and governing equations
    9.3 Phisico-chemical properties
    10. Numerical Simulation
    10.1 One-dimensional simulation
    10.2 Two-dimensional simulation of zinc-silveroxide batteries
    10.3 Simulation of thermal behavior of zinc-silveroxide batteries

    Part IV
    11. Techno-economical Assessment of Battery Systems

    A. Experimental tests for lead-acid batteries
    B. Experimental tests for zinc-silveroxide batteries

Product details

  • No. of pages: 430
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: November 6, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128162125
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128165959

About the Authors

Farschad Torabi

Farschad Torabi is an assistant professor at K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran. His research interests include renewable energies, batteries and electrochemical systems. His background is in mechanical engineering and his research agenda addresses numerical simulation, using a combination of computational fluid mechanics and analytical methods.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Pouria Ahmadi

Pouria Ahmadi is currently a lecturer and Researcher at the Institute of Sustainability, Energy and Environment (ISEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). At UIUC he is working on electric vehicle selection towards sustainable transportation from various points of view from technical aspects to life cycle assessment and degradation model. Prior to joining UIUC, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Fuel Cell Research Laboratory (FCReL) of Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. He has 85 publications in high-ranked and peer-reviewed journals, and at international conferences, he has several book chapters in energy related books. He also serves as editorial board member, guest editor and organizer for ASME conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

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