COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics


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Applied Math Seminar: Modeling Chemical Diffusion in a Lead Acid Battery


3:10 pm, Neill Hall 3W

Corby Harwood

ABSTRACT: Two basic models for chemical diffusion in a lead acid battery will be presented; one used by a battery optimization research group at U of I and the other recently presented by a Finnish engineer for UPS. The electro-chemical dynamics of a lead-acid battery will be summarized. Preliminary research will be presented on a simplification of the UPS model as an expansion of the UI model. The associated models and numerical solution methods will be compared.