227-0665-00L  Battery Integration Engineering

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersT. J. Patey
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 30.

AbstractBatteries enable sustainable mobility, renewable power integration, various power grid services, and residential energy storage. Linked with low cost PV, Li-ion batteries are positioned to shift the 19th-century centralized power grid into a 21st-century distributed one. As with battery integration, this course combines understanding of electrochemistry, heat & mass transfer, device engineering.
ObjectiveThe learning objectives are:
- Know the history of batteries and understand the material science breakthroughs that enabled disruptive battery technologies.
- Understand the physical processes behind making battery models in order to predict lifetime.
- Understand system and battery requirements for various applications in the modern power system and sustainable mobility, with a deep focus on replacing diesel buses with electric buses combined with charging infrastructure.
- Critically assess progresses in material science for novel battery technologies reported in literature, and understand the opportunities and challenges these materials could have.
Content- History and introduction to electrochemistry & batteries.
- Li-ion batteries & next generation batteries.
- Battery lifetime modelling by aging, thermal, and electric sub-models.
- Introduction to power conversion systems and control & protection.
- Battery systems for the modern power grid and sustainable mobility.
Prerequisites / NoticeTaken and passed 227-0664-00L
Limited to 30 Students
Priority given to Electrical and Mechanical Engineering students