Electrochemical Engineering Blog Posts
Fueling Up for Autonomous Driving with Optimized Battery Designs
What good are fully autonomous vehicles if they run on fuel? To develop hybrid and electric autonomous vehicles, we need to design efficient and optimized battery management systems.
Pulsed Electrochemical Machining: A Multiphysics Model
Industries that manufacture metal parts are concerned with precision machining and quality of surface finish. Optimizing the pulsed electrochemical machining process can improve these factors.
Studying Zone Electrophoresis with COMSOL Multiphysics®
Zone electrophoresis enables scientists to study nucleic acids, biopolymers, and proteins in a wide range of areas. COMSOL Multiphysics® can be used to take a closer look at this process.
Analyzing Reverse Electrodialysis Units with Multiphysics Modeling
Pass the salt…for a clean energy solution. Salinity gradient power relies on osmosis between fresh- and saltwater to generate power, and simulation can help analyze and optimize such systems.
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy: Experiment, Model, and App
Experience the phenomenon of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) in 3 ways: experiment, model, and simulation application.
Modeling Electrochemical Processes in a Solid-State Lithium-Ion Battery
Traditional lithium-ion batteries use an electrolyte based on a flammable liquid solvent, which can cause them to catch fire if they overheat. In recent years, nonflammable solid electrolytes have been investigated as an alternative to improve battery design and safety. Optimizing this technology for industrial applications, however, requires a better understanding of the electrochemical processes inside the device. Simulation serves as a valuable tool for this purpose, helping to realize the use of solid-state lithium-ion batteries in the near future.
How to Model Electrochemical Resistance and Capacitance
Resistive and capacitive effects are fundamental to the understanding of electrochemical systems. The resistances and capacitances due to mass transfer can be represented through physical equations describing the corresponding fundamental phenomena, like diffusion. Further, when considering the resistive or capacitive behavior of double layers, thin films, and reaction kinetics, such effects can be treated simply through physical conditions relating electrochemical currents and voltages. Lastly, resistances and capacitances from external loading circuits can easily be represented in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software.
Building an App to Optimize the Design of an SOFC Stack
Today, guest blogger Matteo Lualdi of resolvent ApS, a COMSOL Certified Consultant, discusses the benefits of creating a simulation app to analyze a solid oxide fuel cell stack. For many businesses, numerical modeling and simulation are valuable tools at various stages of the design workflow, from product development to optimization. Apps further extend the reach of these tools, hiding complex multiphysics models beneath easy-to-use interfaces. Here’s a look at one such example: a solid oxide fuel cell stack app.
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