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Characterisation, Modelling and Control

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Energy storage characterisation
  • Electrical characterisation from a cell to system
    • Cell capacity measurements at different environmental conditions
    • Cell Impedance Measurement, including Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)
    • Open Circuit Voltage (OCV) Measurement
    • Electrochemical Voltage Spectroscopy (EVS)
  • Thermal assessment of cells and complete battery systems
  • Creation of new duty-cycles and test cases for real-world applications
  • Aggressive Testing
  • Destructive and non-destructive methods of cell ageing and degradation assessment
Mathematical modelling
  • Electrochemical-thermal modelling
    • Performance models
    • Ageing and degradation models
  • Real-time battery models for state estimation
  • System models at a module and pack level
  • System models of the complete powertrain or energy system
  • Design of novel experiments for model parameterisation and validation
System control
  • Telematics and big data mining
  • Prediction and decision-making control schemes
  • Supervisory control
  • Energy management and optimisation
  • Vehicle and powertrain control
  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulation testing
  • Battery management system (BMS) design and verification
  • 2nd-life battery system control
  • Control of power conversion devices (e.g. power converters for powertrain implementation and battery charging)

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