Review of Parameter Determination for Thermal Modeling of Lithium Ion Batteries

Seyed Saeed Madani, Erik Schaltz, Søren Knudsen Kær

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This paper reviews different methods for determination of thermal parameters of lithium ion batteries. Lithium ion batteries are extensively employed for various applications owing to their low memory effect, high specific energy, and power density. One of the problems in the expansion of hybrid and electric vehicle technology is the management and control of operation temperatures and heat generation. Successful battery thermal management designs can lead to better reliability and performance of hybrid and electric vehicles. Thermal cycling and temperature gradients could have a considerable impact on the lifetime of lithium ion battery cells. Thermal management is critical in electric vehicles (EVs) and good thermal battery models are necessary to design proper heating and cooling systems. Consequently, it is necessary to determine thermal parameters of a single cell, such as internal resistance, specific heat capacity, entropic heat coefficient, and thermal conductivity in order to design suitable thermal management system.
Original languageEnglish
Article number20
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


  • Lithium ion batteries
  • Parameter determination
  • Thermal modeling


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