SOLVED! Quantitative simulation of battery ageing

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Math2Market, together with Prof. Wood's MaDE group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), pursues the quantitative simulation of battery ageing. This paves the way for more performance and longer battery life.

Get ready to explore new possibilities for the development of advanced digital battery materials!

Our approach is to analyze state-of-the-art NMC cathode and graphite anode microstructures. The experimental data is used to validate degradation simulations in which local volumetric changes and damage due to lithium intercalation are computed. New prototype materials can be designed and optimized following this method.

R&D GeoDict users will be able to simulate battery ageing upon cycling and design optimized prototype electrodes with superior performance and lifetime! With GeoDict, Math2Market intends to lead the way in battery simulation for a breakthrough in innovative energy materials for e-mobility and energy storage.

Project Details

Start : November 2019

End : November 2021

Partners :

Latest Developments:

  • August 6, 2020
    First SOLVED! milestone reached

    We have reached the first SOLVED! project milestone and successfully developed our new numerical solver Battery-LIR (BLIR). The BLIR is faster and more memory efficient than the established BESTmicro solver. As we continue advancing in the project, we will be able to simulate battery cycling on the microstructure level, while considering volumetric changes in the active materials.

    These are exciting news! the BLIR will already be integrated in BatteryDict in GeoDict2021, to be released in September 2020. BatteryDict is the module of GeoDict dedicated to battery materials research and development. The BLIR in BatteryDict will speed up simulations of the charge and discharge behavior of a virtual battery, as well as enable the simulation on larger structures compared to the BESTmicro.

    And it remains equally exciting as we progress in the SOLVED! project. Now that the BLIR is integrated, we are pursuing to make available to all GeoDict users as soon as possible the cycling of the virtual battery and the simulation of the volumetric expansion of the active material during charging and discharging.

  • February 10, 2020
    Official Start of the SOLVED! - Project in Kaiserslautern

    The teams of MaDE Group (ETH Zurich) and Math2Market held a kick-off meeting today as partners in the SOLVED! project. In this official start, the teams concretized the contents and goals, and the steps of the project for all participants. The focused and friendly atmosphere during the meeting and in individual discussions clearly signaled that all project team members are highly motivated and looking forward to working together in tackling the challenges of the project.
    The teams of MaDE Group (ETH Zurich) and Math2Market GmbH

  • November 29, 2019
    SOLVED! web page goes live

    Stay informed and stop by from time to time. We will post the latest developments during the project here to keep you up to date.

  • November 1, 2019
    The Eurostars SOLVED! project starts

    The Eurostars project SOLVED! has officially started today. We are looking forward to the cooperation with the ETH and two exciting project years. We hope that with the knowledge we will gain, we can make the world a little better.


Acknowledgement: We thank the Eurostars program for funding under project number E!113343 Funding parties logo