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Cell Engineering

Cell engineering...

We're developing finite element models capable of representing the mechanical behaviour of battery cells to assist in the development of module and pack designs for vehicle applications.

A macro modelling approach, in which the cell core is treated as a homogeneous block of material, is used to facilitate integration with full vehicle crash models. Module models include the main structural components and electrical interconnects.

Our key capabilities include:

  • Electrical interconnect (e.g. cell to tab joint)
    • Characterisation (mechanical and electrical)
    • Optimisation for mechanical strength and electrical conductivity through control of process parameters
  • FE Modelling
  • Mechanical characterisation of cells (tension, torsion, compression, vibration and high speed testing)

--Our Research--

-- KEY CONTACTS --

Dr Iain Masters

Dr James Marco