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Battery Design Blog Posts

How to Model Electrochemical Resistance and Capacitance

August 24, 2016

Get an overview of the theory and modeling considerations for resistive and capacitive effects, which are fundamental to the understanding of electrochemical systems.

Building an App to Optimize the Design of an SOFC Stack

August 23, 2016

A guest blogger from resolvent ApS discusses creating a user-friendly simulation app to efficiently analyze a solid oxide fuel cell stack.

Li-Ion Battery: Heterogeneous Alternative to the Newman Model

April 13, 2016

When analyzing lithium-ion battery designs, is it better to use the Newman model or a detailed, heterogeneous geometric model? Find out in this comprehensive blog post…

Using Simulation in the Race Against Corrosion

December 28, 2015

A German research institute and a well-known car manufacturer joined forces to investigate the corrosion occurring in automotive rivets and sheet metal. Get the full story.

Does the Current Flow Backwards Inside a Battery?

November 25, 2015

What happens inside a battery? Does the current flow from negative to positive electric potential? Here, we explain the potential profile inside a battery during discharge and recharge.

Studying Impedance to Analyze the Li-Ion Battery with an App

July 14, 2015

Check out the Lithium-Ion Battery Impedance demo app, which is an example of how apps can be used to interpret the impedance of specific lithium-ion battery designs — with minimal effort!

Do Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Have the Pulling Power?

April 22, 2015

Designers of hybrid and electric vehicles need to have a good understanding of how the car’s lithium-ion battery operates to ensure both performance and safety.

Why Car Batteries Perform Poorly in Cold Weather

February 5, 2015

Have you ever gone to start your car on a cold winter morning and nothing happens? The battery’s ability to convert chemical energy into electrical energy can be affected by low temperatures.