Development and Verification of a Distributed Electro-Thermal Li-Ion Cell Model

Richard Stocker, Neophytos Lophitis, Asim Mumtaz

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This paper presents a 1D distributed electro-thermal liion cell model. The model is intended to give accurate representation of cell thermal and electrical characteristics in response to current application, highlighting distributions of these parameters across the cell. It is also designed to be compact and
fast simulating. A generalized parameterization approach allows the model to be easily adaptable to different cell designs and chemistries. The model achieves this by combining a thermal model based on thermal laws, with an electrical equivalent circuit model, both populated by empirical data accessible through simple individual cell testing. In this paper, the model is explained, and
simulation results are correlated against a Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC)/graphite cell cycled under constant current and also dynamic conditions without cooling. It was found that the model provides accurate results when compared to a constant current discharge and representative drive test cycle
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) 2018
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6684-1
ISBN (Print) 978-1-5090-6684-1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
Event44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2018) - Washington, United States
Duration: 21 Oct 201823 Oct 2018
Conference number: 44th


Conference44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2018)
Abbreviated titleIECON 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Lithium-ion
  • Battery cell
  • Simulation
  • Model


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