This course is part of the Algorithms for Battery Management Systems Specialization

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Algorithms for Battery Management Systems Specialization

University of Colorado System

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In this course, you will learn how to design balancing systems and to compute remaining energy and available power for a battery pack. By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Evaluate different design choices for cell balancing and articulate their relative merits
- Design component values for a simple passive balancing circuit
- Use provided Octave/MATLAB simulation tools to evaluate how quickly a battery pack must be balanced
- Compute remaining energy and available power using a simple cell model
- Use provided Octave/MATLAB script to compute available power using a comprehensive equivalent-circuit cell model

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Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Suggested: 12 hours/week...

Subtitles: English

Week

1In previous courses, you learned how to write algorithms to satisfy the estimation requirements of a battery management system. Now, you will learn how to write algorithms for two primary control tasks: balancing and power-limits computations. This week, you will learn why battery packs naturally become unbalanced, some balancing strategies, and how passive circuits can be used to balance battery packs....

7 videos (Total 79 min), 11 readings, 6 quizzes

5.1.2: Introduction to battery-pack balancing10m

5.1.3: How do battery packs become imbalanced?15m

5.1.4: What are the criteria for specifying a balancing setpoint for a battery pack?13m

5.1.5: What are the criteria for specifying when to balance a battery pack?13m

5.1.6: What kinds of circuits can be used for passively balancing a battery pack?16m

5.1.7: Summary of "Passive balancing methods for battery packs"; what next?2m

Notes for lesson 5.1.11m

Frequently Asked Questions5m

Course Resources5m

How to Use Discussion Forums5m

Earn A Certificate5m

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2Passive balancing can be effective, but wastes energy. Active balancing methods attempt to conserve energy and have other advantages as well. This week, you will learn about active-balancing circuitry and methods, and will learn how to write Octave code to determine how quickly a battery pack can become out of balance. This is useful for determining the dominant factors leading to imbalance, and for estimating how quickly the pack must be balanced to maintain it in proper operational condition....

6 videos (Total 73 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes

5.2.2: How to balance actively using transformer-based circuits7m

5.2.3: How to balance actively using a shared active bus14m

5.2.4: Using simulation to show how quickly we must balance a battery pack14m

5.2.5: Introducing Octave code to simulate balancing: The main program loop21m

5.2.6: Summary of "Active balancing methods for battery packs"; what next?3m

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3This week, we begin by reviewing the HPPC power-limit method from course 1. Then, you will learn how to extend the method to satisfy limits on SOC, load power, and electronics current. You will learn how to implement the power-limits computation methods in Octave code, and will see results for a representative scenario....

5 videos (Total 44 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes

5.3.2: How to compute available battery power based on cell terminal voltage8m

5.3.3: How to consider other performance limits when computing available battery power7m

5.3.4: Introducing Octave code to compute power limits using simplified cell model12m

5.3.5: Summary of "How to find available battery power using a simplified cell model"; what next?1m

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Week

4The HPPC method, even as extended last week, makes some simplifying assumptions that are not met in practice. This week, we explore a more accurate method that uses full state information from an xKF as its input, along with a full ESC cell model to find power limits. You will learn how to implement this method in Octave code and will compare its computations to those from the HPPC method you learned about last week....

6 videos (Total 69 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes

5.4.2: How to solve for a future battery condition using the bisection algorithm11m

5.4.3: How to use bisection to estimate available power using comprehensive cell model16m

5.4.4: Introducing Octave code to compute power limits using comprehensive cell model9m

5.4.5: Using simulation to compare and contrast different power-estimation methods12m

5.4.6: Concluding remarks for the specialization6m

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In this specialization, you will learn the major functions that must be performed by a battery management system, how lithium-ion battery cells work and how to model their behaviors mathematically, and how to write algorithms (computer methods) to estimate state-of-charge, state-of-health, remaining energy, and available power, and how to balance cells in a battery pack....

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