Faraday Institution – Cell Analysis and Modelling System (CAMS)

The Faraday Institution has developed a cell calculator called CAMS capable of modelling the energy density of experimental cell designs.

CAMS was designed to rapidly assess the potential energy density of different cell chemistries and cell formats. The model could also be used as an educational tool to demonstrate how different cell components affect the energy density of the cell, and how the energy density of low TRL level electrode active materials would translate at an applicable scale.

The workbook is capable of modelling four cell designs widely used in industry:

  • Cylindrical
  • Pouch
  • Prismatic [wound]
  • Prismatic [Z-stacked]

In addition, the workbook includes data on five important cell chemistries:

  • Li-ion
  • Na-ion
  • Li-Sulfur
  • All solid-state cells
  • Hybrid solid-state cells

CAMS includes a database of over 40 widely used electrode materials and a database of over 200 commercial cells, giving users the ability to compare the results from modelled cells to industry standards. Users of the model will be able to add new materials to the database in the excel sheet they download for them to use in their own modelling.

To download the model, click on the following link and enter the necessary information to access the model download page – CAMS Download. For case studies exploring how the tool can be used, click on the following link – Case-studies on cell design and construction using the CAMS model. You can download a power point deck with more information about the model from this page as well. If you encounter any problems while running the model, or have any feedback or suggestions on how to improve it, please email JJ Marie at the Faraday Institution with your query.