Li-Ion Battery Modeling
STAR-CCM+ offers simulation tools that help you to understand the properties and behavior of Li-ion electrode materials. Since the electrode active materials—especially the cathode active materials—are usually the most expensive components in a Li-ion battery cell, understanding their properties and behavior is crucial for cell manufacturers.
The ability to model the micro-structure of an electrode and predict its electrochemical reactions helps to determine the quality and performance of a cell design. For example, it is possible to determine how tortuous a porous electrode can be, and analyze or parameterize particle size and distribution, both key factors for an electrode.
Corrosion modeling in STAR-CCM+ is possible with the Electrodynamic Potential model, typical applications are modeling cathodic protection on structures such as ship hulls, oil platforms and gas pipes, bridges, and reinforced concrete structures. Using STAR-CCM+, you can optimize the location and size of the sacrificial anodes that prevent corrosion. This process ensures that the level of cathodic protection that a structure receives is most effective in prolonging the life of the structure.