Accelerating parameter estimation in Doyle-Fuller-Newman Model for lithium-ion batteries

Sohail R. Reddy, Matthias K. Scharrer, Daniel Watzenig, Franz Pichler, G.S. Dulikravich

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This paper aims to solve the parameter identification problem to estimate the parameters in electrochemical models of the lithium-ion battery.
The parameter estimation framework is applied to the Doyle-Fuller-Newman (DFN) model containing a total of 44 parameters. The DFN model is fit to experimental data obtained through the cycling of Li-ion cells. The parameter estimation is performed by minimizing the least-squares difference between the experimentally measured and numerically computed voltage curves. The minimization is performed using a state-of-the-art hybrid minimization algorithm.
The DFN model parameter estimation is performed within 14 h, which is a significant improvement over previous works. The mean absolute error for the converged parameters is less than 7 mV.
To the best of the authors’ knowledge, application of a hybrid optimization framework is new in the field of electrical modelling of lithium-ion cells. This approach saves much time in parameterization of models with a high number of parameters while achieving a high-quality fit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1534-1544
JournalCOMPEL - The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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