Integrated equivalent circuit and thermal model for simulation of temperature-dependent LiFePO4 battery in actual embedded application

Zuchang Gao, Cheng Siong Chin, Wai Lok Woo, Junbo Jia

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Abstract

A computational efficient battery pack model with thermal consideration is essential for simulation prototyping before real-time embedded implementation. The proposed model provides a coupled equivalent circuit and convective thermal model to determine the state-of-charge (SOC) and temperature of the LiFePO4 battery working in a real environment. A cell balancing strategy applied to the proposed temperature-dependent battery model balanced the SOC of each cell to increase the lifespan of the battery. The simulation outputs are validated by a set of independent experimental data at a different temperature to ensure the model validity and reliability. The results show a root mean square (RMS) error of 1.5609 × 10−5 for the terminal voltage and the comparison between the simulation and experiment at various temperatures (from 5 °C to 45 °C) shows a maximum RMS error of 7.2078 × 10−5.
Original languageEnglish
Article number85
Number of pages22
JournalEnergies
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2017

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