Battery Production for Manufacturing (BatPro)
BatPro is a software package that permits you to input any of the hundreds of parameters used anywhere in a battery manufacturing facility. It comes with a standard library of five lithium battery types and default inputs for all the parameters specified in the different manufacturing areas of a factory. The five lithium battery types (cathode/anode) are
- Li (Ni,Co,Mn)O2/graphite
The model permits you to determine the performance of a given battery chemistry/cell design in four electric vehicle (EV) applications:
- HEV-high power
- Standard EV
The graphical user interface has pulldown menus to develop a simulation. There is an extensive help section, and schematic drawings are available that llustrate the different battery designs and factory layouts. The input involves providing battery requirements such as:
- Energy or range
- Number of cells
- Fade over lifetime
- Assumes a "stiff prismatic pouch-type cell" battery pack with cells linked in series as shown in Figure 1.
(Other battery types considered were for flat-wound and cylindrical cells, but the costs are very similar to those of pouch cells.)
|Figure 1: Lithium battery design configuration: stiff prismatic pouch cell
The software assumes an OEM manufacturing process for a future plant in 2020 making 100,000 units/year as shown in Figure 2. All the variables can change depending upon your needs.
|Figure 2: Battery manufacturing plant layout
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||Price per Copy
*Pricing for purchases of multiple copies or a site license is available. See the licensing agreement Exhibit A – Price List for more information.
To license BatPro software from Argonne, print a copy of the appropriate agreement (commercial or educational/nonprofit), arrange for signature by your organization, and send the signed license agreement to:
Software Licensing Coordinator
Technology Development and Commercialization
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave.
Argonne, IL 60439
Please contact Aaron Sauers by phone at 630-252-7878 or e-mail to alert him that you are sending the agreement, signed by your organization.