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Electrode Balancing of a Lithium-Ion Battery with COMSOL®

May 16, 2019

Electrode balancing is an important consideration for battery cell engineers. Get an overview and mathematical framework of this phenomenon and learn how to analyze it in a lithium-ion battery.

Taking a Look at Electrochemical Treatment for Tumors via Modeling

May 2, 2019

EChT offers many benefits for the treatment and removal of cancerous tumors, so why isn’t it a widely accepted method yet? First, we need a better understanding of tumor destruction mechanisms.

Evaluating the Electrode Utilization of a Lithium-Ion Battery Pouch Cell

April 11, 2019

Large-format batteries are found in energy storage systems; electric, hybrid, and plug-in cars; unmanned vehicles; light-rail trains; and more. We discuss modeling a component of these batteries.

Protecting Against Atmospheric Corrosion with Simulation

March 21, 2019

Certain environmental factors, such as humidity and snow, can lead to atmospheric corrosion. The result? Rusty bikes, cars, and other metal structures. Simulation can protect against this effect.

Digital Twins and Model-Based Battery Design

February 20, 2019

By combining high-fidelity multiphysics models with lightweight models and measured data, engineers can create digital twins to understand, predict, optimize, and control real-world systems.

Keynote Video: Simulating the Drying of Cellular Foods

December 25, 2018

How about them (dried) apples? Empa uses multiscale modeling to analyze the dehydration of soft cellular food products, such as dried fruit, and scale their processes for mass production.

The Art and Science of Electrochemical Plating

November 13, 2018

Electrochemical plating, a surface finishing technique used in the automotive, electronics, corrosion protection, aerospace, and defense industries, is both an art and a science. Let us explain.

How to Model Ion-Exchange Membranes and Donnan Potentials

August 29, 2018

Get an introduction to the theory behind the Nernst-Planck-Poisson equations, Donnan potentials, and how to model ion-exchange membranes in batteries and fuel cells.


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