Ageing mechanisms and how to prolong the battery life in vehicle and energy storage applications

The project aim is to prolong the lifetime of a battery in vehicle applications and for stationary storage by intelligent battery control based on an increased comprehension of battery aging processes. This will be done combining practical tests and theoretical considerations. This project is a collaboration between Chalmers (CTH), Uppsala University (UU), Volvo Car Corporation (VCC) and ABB. Two PhD students surrounded by senior staff with will carry out the project. The project will start with study of existing models and test cycle protocols, and based on this testing will start both in laboratories and in vehicles. The experimental results will be used for validating and developing theoretical models. The knowledge will then be used for development of strategies and the algorithms for battery use in 1) electrified vehicle and 2) in stationary energy storage. These functions should give the user an optimal tool for battery lifetime in different applications.

Participants

Torbjörn Thiringer (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Evelina Wikner

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Collaborations

Volvo Car Corporation

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2014–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2015-10-21