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A thermal model for a lithium-ion cell is presented and used to predict discharge performance at different operating temperatures. The results from the simulations are compared to experimental data obtained from lithium-ion pouch cells. The model includes a set of parameters (and their concentration and temperature dependencies) that has been obtained for a lithium-ion cell composed of a mesocarbon microbead anode, LiCoO2 cathode in 1 M LiPF6 salt, in a mixture of ethylene carbonate, propylene carbonate, ethyl-methyl carbonate, and diethyl carbonate electrolyte. The parameter set was obtained by comparing the model predictions to the experimental discharge profiles obtained at various temperatures and rates. The concentration and temperature dependence of the extracted parameters were correlated through empirical expressions. Also, the effect of including the thermal dependence of various parameters in the model on the simulated discharge profiles is discussed.


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Kumaresan, K., Sikha, G., & White, R.E. (2008). Thermal Model for a Li-Ion Cell. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 155(2): A164-A171.

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