Model simplifications and their impact on computational complexity for an electrochemistry-based battery modeling toolbox

Zuan Khalik (Corresponding author), M.C.F. (Tijs) Donkers, Henk Jan Bergveld

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Abstract

Using electrochemistry-based battery models in battery management systems remains challenging due to their computational complexity. In this paper, we study for the first time the impact of several types of model simplifications on the trade-off between model accuracy and computation time for the Doyle–Fuller–Newman (DFN) model. As a basis for comparison, we consider, to what we refer as, the complete DFN (CDFN) model, which is a DFN model without any simplifications, and includes the concentration-dependency of parameters that have been studied in previous literature. Furthermore, we propose a highly efficient implementation of the CDFN model that leads to a considerable decrease in computation time, and is developed into a freely downloadable toolbox. This toolbox allows the user to easily toggle between the studied simplifications to make the desired trade-off between model accuracy and computation time. We compare several simplified DFN models to the single-particle-model and the CDFN model. Here, we show that with the proposed implementation, and by selectively making the proposed simplifications, as well as selectively choosing the grid parameters, a model can be obtained that has a minor impact on model accuracy, achieving a simulation time of over 5000 times faster than real-time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number229427
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Volume488
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2021

Funding

FundersFunder number
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme713771

    Keywords

    • Battery model implementation
    • Battery model simplifications
    • Battery modeling
    • Battery simulation
    • Battery simulation toolbox

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