Announcement: SAE To Stream Webcast On Electric Vehicle Battery Development

3 years ago by Mark Kane 6

Chevy Volt Battery

Chevy Volt Battery

Chevy Volt Battery Pack

Chevy Volt Battery Pack

SAE International announced that on Thursday, August 21 at 10 A.M. U.S. EDT it will air a free, 60 minute webcast entitled Accelerating Electric-Vehicle Battery Development with Advanced Simulation, which will divulge some of the technical challenges and showcase their recent progress from using the new technology.

Adoption of hybrid and all-electric vehicles will increase as lithium-ion batteries become more affordable, energy-dense, durable, and abuse-tolerant. Thermal management of the battery pack is a key challenge impacting all of these attributes, for which a new suite of multi-scale, multi-disciplinary simulation software has begun to accelerate innovation. Over the last three years, major strides have been made under a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy named Computer-Aided Engineering for Electric Drive Vehicle Batteries (CAEBAT) to improve engineering software in order to shorten design cycles and optimize batteries. New tools that simulate battery electrochemical, thermal, fluid, structural, and control-system effects are already helping General Motors engineers drive the development of energy-efficient vehicles and vehicle electrifications.”

General Motors Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant worker Tina Oaks attaches wiring harnesses on a Spark EV battery pack Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Brownstown, Michigan. GM is bringing all of its electric vehicle battery building capabilities in-house with production of battery systems for the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV at Brownstown.

General Motors Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant worker Tina Oaks attaches wiring harnesses on a Spark EV battery pack Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Brownstown, Michigan. GM is bringing all of its electric vehicle battery building capabilities in-house with production of battery systems for the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV at Brownstown.

The webcast will include a panel of three industry experts:

  • Taeyoung Han, Ph.D., GM Technical Fellow, Global GM R&D Center
  • Mary Fortier, General Motors Battery Systems Engineering Group Manager
  • Lewis Collins, Director of Software Development at ANSYS Inc.

“General Motors is ahead of the curve in utilizing the U.S. Department of Energy’s program, Computer-Aided Engineering for Electric Drive Vehicle Batteries (CAEBAT).  This webcast will be delving into CAEBAT’s new technology that simulates the affect that electrochemical, thermal, fluidal, structural, and control systems have on lithium ion-batteries.”

“Created for the purpose of shortening the design cycle and optimizing the use of lithium-ion batteries, the program has seen much improvement over the last three years.  Creating a multi-faceted battery has been one of the steepest challenges for EV and HV manufacturers, but with the information shared at the Accelerating Electric-Vehicle Battery Development with Advanced Simulation webcast, attendees will be able to make more affordable, energy-dense, and durable lithium-ion batteries.”

“Webcast attendees will be able to engage with the experts during an audience Q&A session that will be moderated by Lisa Arrigo of SAE International.  If you are interested in attending the Accelerating Electric-Vehicle Battery Development and Advanced Simulation, visit the link below:

SAE International Webcast

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6 responses to "Announcement: SAE To Stream Webcast On Electric Vehicle Battery Development"

  1. Benz says:

    Sounds good for the future of EV adoption. I think that it will be worth watching this webcast.

  2. hvacman says:

    Note this is an SAE presentation and two of the three speakers are GM staff. GM’s engineering culture is very SAE-standards-focused, which is one reason we will not see GM consider the Chademo FCDC configuration for future EV’s. They are firmly in the combo-charger camp.

    1. mustang_sallad says:

      What does this event have to do with charging connectors??

  3. Huffster says:

    I hereby declare myself an official EV geek & nerd, as I actually caught myself excited at the headline. 🙂

  4. Anon says:

    Will anyone else but GM, benefit from this?

  5. richard a Hesel says:

    GM is not exactly ahead of the curve on battery development and management. What’s the range on the Volt battery? About 40 miles on a good day. That’s the trailing edge.