BESTmicro and BESTmeso
Apart from the material parameters, their geometrical parameters are also relevant for the behavior of a battery cell. This is a multiscale problem because both the microstructure of the electrodes (eg particle sizes and arrangement) as well as the macroscopic dimensions (eg layer thickness or extent) are influencing.
For both levels, BEST offers the best solution with its BESTmicro and BESTmeso modules. In both cases the battery behavior is calculated fully three-dimensionally in order to be able to reproduce the geometrical factors as accurately as possible.
BEST not only calculates the time curve of the cell voltage for a given (de-) charging current. It is also possible to consider more complex time-dependent loads and CC / CV phases and to examine the behavior of the virtual cell. The calculated time and space varying ion and potential distribution allows a detailed study of the observed effects. By combining with thermal or mechanical effects or by calculating the Li-Plating risk, BEST also provides a solid basis for aging calculations.