COMSOL Day: E-Mobility
See what is possible with multiphysics simulation
Components for electric vehicle (EV)-related applications, such as energy storage and drive systems or power electronics, can be better understood in early development phases using modeling and simulation. When used in the product design process, modeling helps to develop and implement innovative ideas and find optimal configurations.
In order to provide these benefits, the models used must take into account the multiple phenomena that may impact the performance of a process or device — in other words, they must be multiphysics models. In EV applications, for example, multiphysics modeling capabilities are essential to find and prevent hotspots in motors, understand the effects of mechanical loads on battery cells, or accurately model concurrent flows of liquids and gases in the porous electrodes of fuel cells.
This COMSOL Day will showcase the use of multiphysics modeling and simulation for the development and improvement of batteries, fuel cells, electric motors, and power electronics. Through technical presentations, COMSOL engineers and experienced keynote speakers from the industry will provide insights into the possibilities and how-tos of using multiphysics simulation for EV technologies.
To start, we will briefly discuss the format of the day and go over the logistics for using GoToWebinar.
The Fuel Cell & Electrolyzer Module in COMSOL Multiphysics® expands the sphere for modeling electric vehicles and energy conversion. This product can be used for modeling low- and high-temperature hydrogen fuel cells and water electrolyzers based on different electrolyte-types, such as proton exchange membranes, alkaline, molten carbonates, and solid oxides.
In this session, we will present and demonstrate simulations of electrochemical reactions, electrolyte charge transport, gas-phase mass transport, and convective flow, as well as two-phase water/gas transport in both fuel cells and electolyzers.
The demand for and development of electric motors has increased exponentially, with hybrid and electric cars expected to make up a major portion of new car sales in the near future. Designing electric motors and drivetrains that maximize efficiency is crucial for increasing range and reducing battery capacity requirements. Modeling and simulation are integral parts of the R&D process for maximizing this efficiency, and COMSOL Multiphysics® and its AC/DC Module and Battery Design Module add-ons have become important tools for many R&D departments in the industry.
Electric traction motors also need to deliver high torque over a wide speed range while staying within temperature limits and allowing for efficient manufacturing. The most common types, synchronous permanent magnet and asynchronous motors — as well as more recently researched alternatives such as synchronous reluctance or axial flux motors — can be modeled and optimized in COMSOL Multiphysics®. The software's capability to effectively capture multiphysics effects and apply powerful optimization techniques has empowered designers to improve efficiency and decrease costs.
We welcome you to this session, where we will discuss these subjects and demonstrate how COMSOL Multiphysics® can be used in the research and development of electric motors and drivetrains.