VDA Prismatic Cells

VDA prismatic cells

VDA prismatic cells are based on a standard written by the German automotive industry. VDA stands for Verband der Automobilindustrie (German Association of the Automotive Industry). Prismatic Cells As the name suggests these are a prismatic block, normally with the outer case made from aluminium. Again these come in many different formats and there is … Read more

Aluminium 4680 Cell Can Structural Performance

aluminium 4680 cell case from Speira

Recent industrial and academic studies have shown that aluminium cell housings can provide several benefits in terms of thermal management and gravimetric energy density in particular1,2,3. However, as Cell-To-Pack and Cell-To-Chassis approaches arise the battery cell and therefore, the battery cell housing, become part of the structure of the battery electric vehicle contributing with their … Read more

Cell Expansion

As you charge a cell it expands, when you discharge a cell it contracts and as the cell ages over its lifetime we see a continuing cell expansion. Thus the cell expansion can be divided into: The reversible cell expansion comes from changes in graphite layer spacing associated with different graphite-lithium intercalation compounds induce reversible … Read more

Cell Specifications

What do we need to see on a cell specifications sheet? Of course we need high level data, but I think we need quite a bit more. This is my starter, but I would like to develop this list into a more concise draft for a datasheet. Some of the better datasheets are from Saft … Read more

Benefits of Aluminium Cell Housings for Cylindrical Lithium-ion Batteries

A 4680 cell concept The battery industry is targeting larger cell formats, which enable simplified module design and cell-to-pack or even cell-to-chassis solutions. In this regard, hard case battery cells and in particular cylindrical cells will play an important role in enabling the named developments. Tesla‚Äôs announcement of a tabless 4680 cylindrical LIB has triggered … Read more

Cylindrical Cell Electrode Estimation

Cylindrical Cell Electrode Estimation: An alternative geometric approach. Here we present a simple method for estimating electrode length in a cylindrical cell. The method is equally applicable to other formats since we make an estimation of the total active electrode area. Results require knowledge of one electrode Active Material (AM) chemistry, electrode porosity and thickness … Read more