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Lattice Boltzmann simulation in the context of battery systems

Lautenschläger, Martin and Weinmiller, Julius and Danner, Timo and Latz, Arnulf (2021) Lattice Boltzmann simulation in the context of battery systems. InterPore2021, Online.

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Simulations based on the Lattice Boltzmann method are a powerful and efficient tool for the investigation of mesoscopic processes that are hard to study experimentally. Such simulations have been used successfully to study redox flow batteries [1]. But they have rarely been used to study transport mechanisms in other battery systems [2,3]. In the present work, the wetting process during the electrolyte filling in the battery production is investigated by means of the flow of electrolyte through realistic three-dimensional porous battery electrodes. The electrode microstructures are generated using a sophisticated stochastic model [4] for the active material which is complemented by an additional binder phase. The focus of the study is on determining the capillary pressure-saturation relation during electrolyte intrusion and drainage. The main influencing factors investigated in the present work, are the porosity of the electrodes, the proportion of the binder phase as well as the wetting behavior of both the active material and the binder. Besides, also the effect of spatially non-resolved nanopores in the binder is studied using a homogenization approach. Lattice Boltzmann simulations with different multiphase flow methods, i.e. the Shan-Chen pseudopotential method [5] and the color gradient method [6], are conducted. Results from both methods are compared with each other. For validation purposes, they are also compared against results determined using the pore morphology method. The results from the present study are shown to agree well with results from the literature. They are especially useful for optimizing the electrolyte filling process which is a time-determining step in the battery production. [1] D. Zhang et al.; J. Power Sources, 447 (2020), pp. 227249 [2] T. Danner et al.; J. Power Sources, 324 (2016), pp. 646-656 [3] Z. Jiang et al.; J. Power Sources, 324 (2018), pp. 500-513 [4] J. Feinauer et al.; Comput. Mater. Sci., 109 (2015), pp. 137-146 [5] X. Shan et H. Chen; Phys. Rev. E, 47 (3) (1993), pp. 1815-1819 [6] J. Leclaire et al.; Phys. Rev. E, 95 (3) (2017), pp. 033306

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/147653/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Lattice Boltzmann simulation in the context of battery systems
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Lautenschläger, MartinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3266-4218
Danner, TimoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2336-6059
Date:1 June 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Befüllung von Batterieelektroden
Event Title:InterPore2021
Event Location:Online
Event Type:international Conference
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Materials and Technologies for the Energy Transition
HGF - Program Themes:Electrochemical Energy Storage
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SP - Energy Storage
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Electrochemical Storage
Location: Ulm
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Computational Electrochemistry
Deposited By: Lautenschläger, Martin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2021 10:28
Last Modified:23 Dec 2021 10:28

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