Welcome to Storage Systems based on Li-ion Batteries for Grid Support and Automative Applications


Description: The importance of the li-ion batteries is booming and after dominating portable electronics applications, they are entering into new sectors like grid support applications and propelling of the electric vehicles. The penetration of renewables in the power system is considered to significantly increase in near future; thus, batteries can play a crucial role in the reliable and cost efficient grid-integration of intermittent energy sources. Besides, the grid support applications, li-ion batteries have begun to play a major role in the automotive market. The use of batteries in automotive applications is a promising option in order to replace the internal combustion engine cars with ideally, zero emissions vehicles (full electric vehicles), or with controlled emission vehicles (hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles).

The course is divided into 3.5 days as follows:

DAY 1: (Battery technologies and grid applications)

During that first day, state of the art on the energy storage technologies will be provided with special focus on the li-ion batteries. Moreover, the services that the energy storage can provide for grid applications will be discussed. This will be followed by an industrial lecturer presentation and Matlab exercise on optimal sizing of storage in different stationary applications.

DAY 2: (Li-ion batteries fundamentals, testing and performance modelling)

The second day focuses on lithium ion battery technology. The operating principles, various chemistries as well as lithium ion batteries laboratory testing and performance modeling will be presented. Simulation studies in Matlab will be performed, where course participants will develop their own performance model of the Li-ion battery.

DAY 3: (Automotive applications)

The third day is devoted to automotive applications. Lithium ion technologies for automotive applications will be discussed. Aspects related to li-ion battery management systems for vehicles will be covered. Moreover, sizing and control of battery powered vehicles will be addressed. Third day will be finished with the exercise on li-ion battery powered vehicle.

DAY 4: (Lifetime of Li-ion batteries)

The last day is dedicated to the performance degradation and lifetime estimation of Li-ion batteries. Ageing phenomena, accelerated lifetime testing and lifetime modeling of Li-ion batteries will be covered.

Prerequisites: Basic experience in Matlab/Simulink

Organizer: Professor Remus Teodorescu, email: ret@et.aau.dk, Aalborg University

Lecturers: Professor Remus Teodorescu, Aalborg University, Dr. Maciej Swierczynski, Aalborg University Dr. Daniel Stroe, Aalborg University, Dr. Erik Schaltz, Aalborg University


Price: 6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 1500 DKK for PhD students in Denmark, who are not from AAU. 8000 DKK for the Industry.

Time: 24. - 27. October 2017


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Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 3. October 2017


Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.