A novel method to determine the level of battery charge, based on an energy balance, has been developed. The method has been tested on a lead-acid cell also appropriate to any other secondary cell. The energy balance includes thermal energy received/produced in the charge/discharge processes. An adiabatic calorimeter has been used to measure the heat released. Several charge/discharge tests have been carried out to check the energy balance method and the repeatability of the results.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Mechanics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanics of Materials
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)