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CD-adapco Unleashes Simulation on EV Battery Design
8/16/2012

The STAR-CCM+ Battery Simulation Module is designed to simulate spirally wound lithium-ion battery cells. (Source: CD-adapco)
The STAR-CCM+ Battery Simulation Module is designed to simulate spirally wound lithium-ion battery cells.
(Source: CD-adapco)

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Rob Spiegel
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Simulate a breakthrough
Rob Spiegel   8/16/2012 11:41:26 AM
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Since the battery is the wall holding back truly efficient and affordable EVs, it's good to see progress in giving engineers the right tools to explore solutions. These are good developments to see.

Beth Stackpole
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Re: Simulate a breakthrough
Beth Stackpole   8/16/2012 12:48:12 PM
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It's definitely great to see CAE vendors buckling down to meet this challenge. Having a set of predefined tools specifically architected to explore the tradeoffs for new lithium ion battery designs will go a long way in helping engineers finally zero in on the right mix that can advance the EV cause.

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Re: Simulate a breakthrough
Rob Spiegel   8/16/2012 1:01:42 PM
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Do you know if this technology is getting used yet, Beth. Or is it too new to tell?

Charles Murray
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Faster development
Charles Murray   8/16/2012 7:17:51 PM
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Interesting story, Beth. I haven't talked to any battery developers about this, but it stands to reason that a simulation product like this one could theoretically help eliminate some of the painstakingly slow physical science steps that are required in any battery development. Let's hope that this can help compress the development cycle.

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