New Functionality in 4.2

Material Library

  • New Batteries and Fuel Cells material library including common battery electrode materials and electrolytes.

Electrode Kinetics

  • Concentration-dependent predefined kinetics expressions for porous and planar electrodes.

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)

  • AC Impedance Study types simulating EIS using Harmonic Perturbations on Electric Potential and Electrode Current boundary nodes.

New Physics Interfaces and Interface Functionality

  • Surface Reactions interface for modeling of surface reactions on boundaries (surfaces in 3D).
  • Reacting Flow, Diluted Species multiphysics interface combining single-phase flow with mass transport of diluted species.
  • Reacting Flow, Concentrated Species multiphysics interface combining single-phase flow with mass transport of concentrated species.
  • New Thin Diffusion Barrier boundary condition for interior boundaries in the Species Transport in Porous Media interface.

New Models

  • Edge Effects In a Spirally Wound Li-Ion Battery
  • Thermal Modeling of a Cylindrical Li-Ion Battery in 2D
  • Thermal Modeling of a Cylindrical Li-Ion Battery in 3D (requires the Batteries & Fuel Cells Module and the Heat Transfer Module)
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy in a Fuel Cell
  • Primary Current Distribution in a Lead-Acid Battery Grid Electrode
  • Soluble Lead-Acid Redox Flow Battery