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  • (FREE) ANSYS: Simulation Of Battery Crash – Where Do We Stand?

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Safety is an important functional requirement in the development of large-format, energy-dense, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in electrified vehicles. Computer aided engineering (CAE) tools that predict the response of a Li-ion battery pack to various abusive conditions can provide valuable insight during the design phase and reduce the need for physical testing.

    However, the physics under such simulations is quite complex, and involves structural, thermal, electrical and electrochemical behaviors all coupled together and spanning length and time scales of different orders of magnitude.

    In this talk, ANSYS LS-DYNA’s capabilities in the area of battery simulation will be introduced, current numerical challenges discussed, as well as a potential way forward towards including battery models in full car crash simulations.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • The state of battery crash simulations
    • Numerical challenges
    • Capabilities of the commercial finite element code in ANSYS LS-DYNA
    • A path towards capturing the thermal/mechanical/electromagnetic behavior of batteries during a full vehicle crash

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Inaki Caldichoury – Software Developer at ANSYS

    Inaki has been with ANSYS as a Software Developer since 2011, with a special focus on LS-DYNA and the electromagnetic and CFD solvers.

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  • CES: Energy Storage Applications – Front-of-the-Meter and Behind-the-Meter Perspective

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    The importance of energy storage is now well acknowledged and known by the energy sector. The pertinent question therefore is how and where. Energy storage applications are well spread across the value chain of energy. Electric Vehicles of course find the biggest deployment area for energy storage, but the opportunity present is much more largely spread. Right from front-of-the-meter (FTM) applications like DSM management, peak shifting, load balancing, providing ramping support to behind-the-meter (BTM) applications like DG optimization, microgrid sustenance, datacenters etc.

    This presentation will explain the opportunities present in the Indian market, and also throw light on various case studies with storage at FTM and BTM levels.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Overall market forecast – opportunities in India
    • Energy storage applications with renewables
    • Energy storage applications for Utilities and DISCOMs
    • Behind-the-Meter applications
    • EV applications

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Debmalya Sen – Senior Consultant, Emerging Technologies at Customized Energy Solutions

    Debmalya is an energy sector professional with around a decade of asset management and techno-commercial experience across coal, gas, renewable energy (solar and wind), high voltage sub-station operations, datacenter development, EV infrastructure development, innovation and sustainability. He is presently working as Senior Consultant – Emerging Technologies with Customized Energy Solutions. He works closely on energy storage and its application to industry, to help organizations strategize on new business lines and to find applications to integrate storage with existing assets. This includes areas like deployment of storage for DG optimization, RE firming, DSM Management, Utility level storage installation, storage application to defer T&D Investment decisions and Electric vehicle adoption strategies to name a few.

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  • B-SCIENCE.NET: Solid-State Li-Ion Batteries – Key Technology Approaches & Time-to-Market

    Wednesday, June 03, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Attendees will learn which solid-state batteries have been launched already into beachhead markets, and which technology barriers for now prevent deployment in mass EV applications. Risks & opportunities identified in IP portfolios by large battery & automotive manufacturers and key startups will be compared with go-to-market & technology readiness statements. Finally, we will explain why hybrid battery packs or cells based on both liquid and solid electrolytes could potentially accelerate the automotive adoption of solid-state batteries.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Solid-state Li-ion batteries
    • Key innovation approaches & global patent literature
    • Time-to-market with respect to key applications: electronics/IoT, medical implants, automotive/rolling stock, stationary energy storage
    • Examples of solid electrolyte, cathode & anode selection
    • Combination of solid electrolytes with liquid electrolytes at the pack or cell level

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Dr. Pirmin Ulmann – Co-Founder & CEO,

    Dr. Pirmin Ulmann is co-founder and CEO of, an information service for the battery patent literature that is based on a supervised machine learning approach. Pirmin obtained a diploma in chemistry from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2004 and a PhD from Northwestern University (USA) in 2009, followed by a postdoc at Tokyo University (Japan). From 2010 to 2016, while working at a major Li-ion battery materials manufacturer, he was a co-inventor of 7 patent families. He holds the credential Stanford Certified Project Manager and has co-authored scientific publications with more than 1,500 citations.

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  • (FREE) Voltaiq: Battery Intelligence in Action – How to Launch an EV

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Launching a new EV platform is a high-stakes game, where any problems encountered during battery pack development can severely jeopardize target ship dates. Developing an EV battery pack is a lengthy process comprising multiple interconnected stages that span from choosing the right cell to integrating the full pack into the vehicle. Each of these stages is complex and involves function-specific battery testing and analysis. This webinar will walk through each stage of EV pack development in detail, and will highlight how an integrated Battery Intelligence platform can drive an on-time launch and ensure quality and traceability, while minimizing risk throughout the vehicle lifecycle.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Discuss how the battery is the most complex and costly component in the development of an EV, and is the component most likely to delay launch
    • Review the complex multi-step process required to develop an EV pack and demystify pack development from cell selection through vehicle integration
    • Showcase an interactive demonstration of key analytics

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper – CEO at Voltaiq

    Dr. Tal Sholklapper is a co-founder of Voltaiq and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Before co-founding Voltaiq, Dr. Sholklapper was the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra-low-cost grid-scale battery. Prior to his work at CUNY, Tal co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and UC Berkeley. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS, MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.

    Voltaiq is a proud sponsor of this event.

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  • Battery Design Optimization Using Cell Cooling Coefficient

    Wednesday, August 05, 2020 | 10:00 A.M. EDT USA

    Lithium-ion cells and battery packs are not designed to maximize the performance of thermal management systems. As a result, every cell in use is performing sub optimally, and is degrading needlessly fast. The root cause of the problem is the lack of information surrounding the thermal performance of lithium-ion cells. Cell Cooling Coefficients (CCCs) have been developed to quantify the cell thermal performance. They can immediately tell the user exactly how a cell will behave in a battery pack, vital information for the design of any thermal management system. They can also be used to inform redesign, both at the cell level and at the battery pack level.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Battery heat generation: why, and why is it complex
    • Thermal management in battery packs
    • The problems with battery design: energy density above all else
    • Cell Cooling Coefficient as a universal metric
    • Using the Cell Cooling Coefficient to evaluate battery design and propose beneficial redesigns

    A PDF copy of the presentation will be sent to all attendees after the event.

    Alastair Hales – Research Associate, Imperial College London

    Alastair earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2016. Prior to joining Imperial College London in 2018, Alastair worked for SUEZ Advanced Solutions UK, designing equipment closely linked to his PhD topic, and as a Research Associate at Queen Mary University of London. Alastair’s existing work is focused around the thermal management and thermal effects of lithium-ion cells. Alastair led the work introducing the Cell Cooling Coefficient as a universal metric to quantify battery thermal performance. He is now building upon this research to develop capability for cell design optimization.

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