BEST should help both automakers and manufacturers of electric storage devices to build robust, safe batteries with greater range and, at the same time, improved acceleration.

Electrochemistry and Batteries

Modern energy storage plays a key roll in the course of rapid developement in renewable energy. Especially in the field of electromobility high demands like capacity, efficiency, endurance and security are made on the storage device, which are mostly Lithium-Ion-Batteries.

The development of new materials for such improved energy storages is time- and money-consuming though. Hereby compute simulations can not only help to judge the performance of potential new battery cells, but to better understand the microscopical reasons. The latter leads to a more purposive and thus more efficient approach in the development of batteries.

In the Field of Elektrochemical Simulation (Especially for Li-Ion Batteries) we Offer:

  • Physical modelling of elektrochemical processes and numerical implementation
  • User-friendly, custom-built simulationssoftware for the three-dimensional simulation of batteries on a micro and cell scale
  • Professional consulting with simulation problems
  • Execution of simulation studies

Example Projects

 

Battery Cells with Integrated Sensors

Concept development and testing of cells that are individually equipped with voltage and temperature sensors with the support of BEST.

 

Volume change and Phase Separation in Electrode Materials

In the AiF project ALIB the existing electrochemical simulation models of BEST were expanded.

 

Predict the Life of Lithium-Ion Batteries

The MULTIBAT project focuses on the prediction of battery life.

 

Simulation-Based Design of Fuel Cells

The aim of the research group OPTIGAA is to enable the computer-assisted design of fuel cells.

 

XERIC: Climate control system for electric vehicles

The XERIC project is developing a new climate control system that is more energy-efficient in battery powered electric vehicles.