Mathematical modelling of the nickel iron battery

Dethan, Jacob Febryadi Nithanel (2016) Mathematical modelling of the nickel iron battery. [USQ Project]


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The main issue facing the renewable energy power plants nowadays is the availability of a durable energy storage system. The commonly used battery around the world for energy storage system is the lead acid battery which has life time typically ranging from 3 years to 5 years. On the other hand, the nickel iron battery has potentially a longer cycle life compared to any rechargeable battery made currently. However, the nickel iron battery can be damaged by overcharging and over discharging. Thus, it will be very beneficial if the performance of nickel iron battery can be optimised by a smart charger system that will start charging when the battery voltage drops below the set values and stop charging when the voltage reaches the set maximum level. This research aims to create a mathematical model specifically for nickel iron battery. This model will be used to simulate and predict the state of charge (SOC) of the battery. The outputs of this model will be used as inputs to design a smart charger for the nickel iron battery that can help overcome the drawbacks of the battery.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Master of Engineering Sciences (Power Engineering) project.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Supervisors: Ahfock, Tony
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 07:07
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 03:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: nickel iron, state of charge, overcharge, over discharge, mathematical model, energy storage, cycle life and smart charger
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation

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