Event Date(s) June 5 - 6, 2024
Start - Stop Time 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Register By June 3, 2024 - 12:00 PM CDT
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Contact Andy Noonan with any questions.
Presenter(s) Andy Noonan
Language English

This class is intended for users with previous experience or users who participate in this free-of-charge Introduction Training.

This class will introduce the use of GT-SUITE software for modeling the distribution of heat within batteries. Battery heat distribution models enable users to design and optimize the battery pack and its related cooling components such as cooling plates or fins. Furthermore those models can be used to integrate the thermal and electric domains to study system level effects and help design other components like the BMS. The class is targeted towards engineers with responsibility for e-components cooling or total vehicle energy management. This class will cover the process of building and calibrating battery heat distribution models, beginning from CAD data. The process involves significant use of the 3D pre-processing tools of GT-SUITE (GEM3D). 

This course will be conducted online via web meeting.

To reserve your spot, you must have access to the following:

  • Computer with GT-SUITE v2024 (the training will be conducted with v2024, but if you only have v2023 that is acceptable)
  • Access to an active license
  • Good internet connection
  • Ideally two monitors/devices (although not required)
    • one to follow the instructor on the web meeting (web browser only)
    • one to use GT-SUITE for interactive model building

The following are the primary topics to be covered: 

  • Conversion of CAD Data for battery pack  
  • Building up complete model in GEM3D (lumped thermal model and FE-components) and export to GT-ISE  
  • Calibration of flow distribution & heat transfer 
  • Integration of flow/thermal model into complete thermal management models 
  • Link of thermal/flow model to electric circuits 

Due to the limited room capacity, seats will be allocated preferentially to commercial customers.