Battery Design Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®

October 4–7, 2022 11:00 a.m. EDT

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If you are looking to learn how to model batteries with the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, this is the course for you. During the 4-day Battery Modeling course, we will discuss how the Battery Design Module provides several new features and improved functionality for battery design and analysis.

We will look into the underlying physics that are important for understanding a battery system, such as transport of charged and neutral species, charge balances, chemical and electrochemical reactions, Joule heating and thermal effects due to electrochemical reactions, heat transfer, fluid flow, and more.

Through training exercises, you will learn about the Battery Design Module's predefined interfaces, which feature functionality for modeling different complexity levels, from the detailed structures in the battery's porous electrode to the battery pack scale, including thermal management systems. You will learn how to analyze the influence of various design parameters, such as the choice of materials, dimensions, and particle sizes of the active material, and how to incorporate various aging mechanisms.

We will also discuss transient methods such as potential step, current interrupt, and impedance spectroscopy and how, by using these techniques and parameter estimation, you can make very accurate estimations of the state of health of a battery system.


Day 1

11 a.m.–1 p.m. EDT

  • Introduction to electrochemical modeling
  • Current distributions
  • Flow batteries

2–5 p.m. EDT

  • Porous electrodes
  • Electrode dissolution and deposition
  • Homogenizing of porous electrodes

Day 2

11 a.m.–1 p.m. EDT

  • High-fidelity and simplified battery modeling
  • Heterogeneous battery modeling
  • The Newman (pseudo two-dimensional, or P2D) approach
  • Single particle, lumped and equivalent circuit tutorial models

2–5 p.m. EDT

  • Intercalating species and transport in pore structures
  • Intercalation stresses and strains
  • Capacity fade and aging

Day 3

  • Work on exercises (no class)

Day 4

11 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT

  • Generic batteries
  • Fully transient and impedance spectroscopy studies
  • Parameter estimation

2–5 p.m. EDT

  • Battery packs
  • Thermal modeling
  • Abuse modeling

Suggested Background

This course assumes familiarity with the fundamentals of electrochemistry. We strongly recommend that those new to COMSOL Multiphysics® take the COMSOL Multiphysics® Intensive Training course prior to attending this class.

Pricing & Payment Methods

The price for this online training course is $795 per person.

We offer an academic discount to those who qualify. The academic rate for this course is $595.

We accept payment by credit card, company purchase order, check, wire, or direct deposit. For security purposes, please do not send credit card information via email.

This training course will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to all paid registrants.


Mail payments or purchase orders to:

COMSOL, Inc. 100 District Avenue Burlington, MA 01803


Fax purchase orders to:

COMSOL, Inc. ATTN: Training (781) 273-6603

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October 4–7, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. EDT (UTC-04:00)
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Niloofar Kamyab
Senior Applications Engineer

Niloofar Kamyab is a senior applications engineer at COMSOL with a focus on electrochemistry, including batteries and fuel cells. She received her PhD in chemical engineering from the University of South Carolina, where her research focused on the mathematical modeling of battery systems.