This workshop will focus on modeling batteries and electric motors in CONVERGE. We will discuss how to apply CONVERGE’s autonomous meshing and conjugate heat transfer model to simulate motor cooling with iron and copper losses and battery cooling with thermal runaway. In addition, we will cover how to leverage CONVERGE’s detailed chemistry solver to simulate battery vent gas ignition. To simulate meaningful durations of physical time, we will apply timescale management strategies to our conjugate heat transfer problems. In particular, we will discuss three example cases: an air-cooled electric bike battery pack, a liquid-cooled electric car battery pack, and an air-cooled battery electric vehicle motor. We will also discuss how to couple CONVERGE with JMAG Motor Design Code to calculate heat generation distributions associated with electromagnetic losses.
*This session does not include hands-on CONVERGE Studio practice.