Short Course # PD-13 Module-I

Energy Storage Systems-I

This short course helps the engineers acquire in-depth knowledge of the Energy Storage System Principles, Cells, Batteries, Preferred Chemistries, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride, Sodium Nickel Chloride and others. Operational Issues, Application to Hybrid Electric Vehicles and System Interactions and System Demands for Energy Storage System.

Custom designed in-depth instruction material for professional development and advancement of select Chemical, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineers. The instruction will be provided at customer site by recognized technology experts with knowledge and experience in their specific area of expertise. These experts have extensive industry experience as well as graduate level academic experience at Lawrence Technological University for MSAE Program.

Instruction delivery is (5) half-day sessions) 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. one or two per week.

Topics covered

  1. Introductory Concepts
  2. Foundational Principles
  3. Electrochemical Cells
  4. Applications of Electrochemical Cells
  5. Batteries
  6. Preferred Chemistries
  7. Ragoni Analysis and Response
  8. Operational Issues
  9. Batteries and Application to Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  10. Battery System Interactions with Hybrid Drive Systems
  11. Battery System and Regenerative Braking
  12. Class Exercise Project

Short Course # PD-13 Module-II

Energy Storage Systems-II (Pre-requisite: Energy Storage Systems-I)

This short course helps the engineers acquire in-depth knowledge of the Ultra/Super Capacitors, Battery Assembly, Safety and Control Issues, System Reliability Issues and Failure Mechanism in Batteries and Related Control Electronics, Battery System State of Health/State of Charge, Battery Thermal Management System. Battery Performance and Evaluation Methodology.

Custom designed in-depth instruction material for professional development and advancement of select Chemical, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineers. The instruction will be provided at customer site by recognized technology experts with knowledge and experience in their specific area of expertise. These experts have extensive industry experience as well as graduate level academic experience at Lawrence Technological University for MSAE Program.

Instruction delivery is (5) half-day sessions 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM one or two per week.

  1. Ultracapacitors
  2. Manufactured Cell Assembly
    • Materials Preparation
    • Electrode Processing
    • Cell Assembly
    • Formation and testing
  3. The Battery System
    • The Battery Assembly
    • Safety
    • Reliability
    • Thermal Control Issues
    • Capacitor Assisted Batteries
    • Complexity in Battery Systems
    • Designing Battery Applications
    • Effect of Temperature
    • Aging of Batteries
    • Performance and Evaluation Methodology
  4. Battery Costs and the Factors Controlling Cost
  5. The Thermal Runaway Effect
  6. Reliability in Hybrid Vehicle Battery Systems
    • Introduction
    • Field Reliability of Hybrid Vehicles and Their Battery Systems
    • Standard Lithium Batteries used in Cell phones and laptop PCs to Advanced Lithium Ion Batteries
    • Battery Cell Charging / Discharging Issues.
    • Environmental Factors.
    • Crash/Impact Durability and Safety
    • Battery Pack Interconnection
    • Battery Cell Manufacturing and Quality Issues
    • Reliability Issues and Failure Mechanisms in Hybrid Battery Control Electronics.
  7. Battery State of Health, State of Charge Estimation and Balanced Charging
    • Introduction
    • Brief review of cell electrochemistry and cell models
    • Hybrid vehicle battery module
    • Key battery cell parameters
    • Algorithms for state of charge (SOC) estimation
    • Variability in cell properties
    • Cell measurement and equalization circuits
    • Battery cell bypass circuit
    • Design of data acquisition system for accurate measurement of battery
    • module characteristics
    • Summary
  8. Vehicle Battery Thermal Management Systems (BTMS)
    • Attributes, Requirements
    • Thermal characteristics/behavior of batteries
    • External thermal effects
    • Thermal capacity - the conflict
    • Thermal runaway
    • Need for thermal regulation
    • Temperature controls - system design objectives
    • Cooling system characteristics
    • Thermal analysis and design tools
    • Vehicles
    • Battery thermal management systems - examples
  9. Exercise Problems
    • In-class numerical examples
    • Case studies (Both individual & group)
  10. Class Exercise Project
    • Opportunities for Additional learning/Lab
    • Opportunities for Technology Advancements/Research
    • Suggested next steps (Interactive discussion in class)