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Monday, 30 January 2017


TUT1: Li-Ion Battery Design and Simulation | 10:20 – 12:20

Topics to be covered include:

  • A Brief Survey of Software Tools
  • Battery Design Basics (Energy & Power)
  • Cell Design (Components, including electrodes, separators, electrolytes, collectors; Stacked Plate and Spiral; Empirical Models; Macro-Homogeneous Models; Microstructural Models)
  • Module Design (Series/Parallel; Cooling Strategies)
  • Simulation of Ageing
  • Simulation of Abuse

Robert SpotnitzInstructor: Robert Spotnitz, Ph.D., President, Battery Design LLC

Dr. Spotnitz is a leading developer of mathematical models that simulate battery operation. Dr. Spotnitz, who previously held several senior technical positions in materials and battery development, founded Battery Design in 1999 to provide consulting and develop custom software for battery developers and users. He is a well-known speaker on various aspects of battery engineering.


TUT2: Effect of Electrode and Cell Production Steps on Lithium Ion Battery Cell Performance and Costs | 13:35 - 15:35

Topics to be covered include:

  • Overview process chain for electrode and cell production (conventional and alternatives) – dry mixing, wet dispersing, coating, drying, calandering, final drying, slitting, cell assembling, electrolyte filling, formation
  • Importance of mixing and dispersing step for later cell performance, especially c-rate performance and cycle stability
  • Critical aspects in coating and drying of LIB electrodes
  • Calandering and final drying to improve cell performance and volumetric energy density
  • Cell assembly for high reproducibility and low costs
  • Electrolyte filling and formation as time consuming and performance relevant production steps
  • Process-structure-performance relationships as tool for optimization of lithium ion battery cells
  • Virtual cell design to determine cell performance as function of important production parameters
  • Cell cost calculation based on detailed process chain consideration
  • Ecological impact of battery cell production

Arno KwadeInstructor: Arno Kwade, Prof. Dr.-Ing., Battery LabFactory Braunschweig (BLB), TU Braunschweig

In 1996 Arno Kwade, who studied Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Process Technology, got his PhD in the area of Particle Technology at the University (TU) Braunschweig. After running a consultancy on milling and handling of bulk solids as well as managing a small size company he took over the Institute for Particle Technology of the University (TU) Braunschweig in 2005 and started research on the production of battery electrodes in 2007. Today he is speaker of the Battery LabFactory Braunschweig, a multidisciplinary research platform, and of the German cell production research cluster ProZell.”


TUT3: The Rechargeable Battery Market: Value Chain & Main Trends 2016 - 2026 | 16:15-18:15

This tutorial will present the 10-year automotive market forecasts from Avicenne and other analysts (micro|Hybrid|P-HEV|EV). Other coverage will include car makers’ strategies, and Advanced Energy Storage (Advanced lead acid|Supercap|NiMH|LIB). Additionally LIB design for P-HEV & EV markets (Cylindrical, prismatic, pouch|Wounded, stacked, Z fold cells) and LIB cell, module & pack cost structure 2016-2026 will be discussed.

Christophe PillotInstructor: Christophe Pillot, Ph.D., Battery Survey Manager, Avicenne Energy, France

Christophe has built up considerable expertise in the area of battery market. He joined Avicenne 18 years ago and spent 3 years in Japan analyzing the Japanese Electronic, Mobile & Battery market. Christophe has acquired extensive experience in marketing, strategy analysis, technology and financial studies for the battery and power management fields. He developed the battery market analysis for Avicenne, which serves more than 180 customers worldwide. Christophe has published several annual surveys such as “The rechargeable battery market 2012-2025.” Globally, he has been involved in more than 200 projects for 100+ customers in the battery value chain. Before joining Avicenne, Dr. Pillot held a key position in France Telecom’s innovation division. He has a degree in Chemistry and a MBA in Innovation Management from Pays IX Dauphine.

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