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Reference Number InnUK/133723/01
Title A holistic battery design tool: From materials to packs (MAT2BAT)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 80%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Award Type Feasibility Studies
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 December 2018
End Date 30 November 2019
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £259,616
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Region East of England
Programme Competition Call: 1801_FS_TRANS_BATTERY_R2 - Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation Feasibility Studies - Round 2. Activity Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation Feasibility Studies - Round 2
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , GRANTA DESIGN LIMITED (27.367%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Chemistry, Imperial College London (53.889%)
Project Contact , Denchi Power Ltd (18.744%)
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Abstract Battery pack designs vary significantly depending on applications and requires careful consideration of the selection of suitable cells as well as materials to make packs such as housings and coolant systems. The increasing diversity of cell chemistries and the already expansive material selection choices for structural components, means that the design space for battery packs is extremely broad. There are several computation tools which aid detailed design of battery packs, however, there are seldom tools which have a holistic view of the battery pack design process from chemistry selection to pack design. The MAT2BAT project will combine Granta's experience of developing material selection design tools with Imperial College London's and Denchi Power's battery knowledge to develop a holistic design tool to explore a growing design space to enable innovative designs. In a time when there is a lack of skilled battery engineers, the MAT2BAT tool will aid in the accelerated development programmes of battery packs for both students and non-battery engineers alike to fill the skills gap.
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Added to Database 02/09/19