Syllabus for Batteries and Storage

Batterier och lagring

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB274
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Renewable Energy Production A1N, Energy Technology A1N, Technology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2019-03-05
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements: Alternative 1: 120 credits in science and technology, including 5 credits power engineering, 5 credits automatic control, and 5 credits scientific computing.
    English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
    Alternative 2: 130 credits in science and technology, including 10 credits in Energy Technology at advanced level.
    English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • acoount for considerable in-depth knoweledge on the most important battery systems and their role in the energy system and as consumer products,
  • calculate the energy density and storage capabilities of batteries,
  • analyse charge/discharge curves for the most common types of rechargeable batteries and interpret concepts describing battery performance (SOC, SOH, etc.),
  • value and analyse computer simulations of energy storage alternatives from a system perspective, 
  • discuss the content in scientific reports, and value pros and cons of different energy storage alternatives in relation to specific needs. 

Content

Description of primary and secondary batteries and their role in the energy system: different battery types, concepts describing the storage capabilities of batteries in context of both energy and power. How an electric power system can affect the operation of a battery, for example, in a vehicle or for large scale storage. Different modelling techniques from atomic to systems level. Description of other storage systems: water power, flywheels, supercapacitors, fuel cells, etc. Computer simulation of the performance of energy storage alternatives from a system perspective. Pros and cons for different energy storage alternatives in relation to specific needs.

Instruction

Lectures, tutorials, literature seminar, and laboratory practical.

Assessment

Written test at the end of the course (4 credits) and laboratory practical with report written in english (1 credit).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.