By DE Editors
It is difficult to find any auto OEM that does not have either electric vehicle (EV) in production or in advanced development. Batteries have emerged as a key technology to the success of any EVs and this has resulted in a business environment with OEMs, tier 1 suppliers and cell manufacturers forming JVs and alliances to deliver complete battery pack solutions.
To deliver an optimum solution, CD-adapco and Battery Design LLC formed a partnership in early 2009 to deliver a fully coupled flow-thermalcell solution for solving large scale battery problems.
This revolutionary new tool will provide the automotive industry with the first comprehensive tool to enable the study of interaction between cells and batteries and their automotive environment. Initial applications will focus on the critical thermal management issues that have a direct influence on both battery temperature and safety.
Watch a video documentary that explains the critical role of simulation in the design of battery systems and previews the coupled simulation capability that will be delivered in STAR-CCM+ later this year.