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Integrated Computational Life Cycle Engineering for Traction Batteries

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The environmental burden caused by private transportation represents a significant challenge towards sustainability. Electric vehicles are considered a key technology to reduce the environmental impact caused by the mobility sector. However, the global adoption of electromobility implies shift and diversification of the environmental impacts caused by the transportation sector mainly driven by the production of the battery system. Modeling the life cycle environmental impacts of traction batteries is a time demanding and interdisciplinary task as it involves a high variability and requires an in-depth knowledge of the product system under analysis. To face these challenges, an Integrated Computational Life Cycle Engineering ICLCE framework for EVs has been developed. The ICLCE framework described aims at supporting fast and comprehensive modelling of complex foreground systems in the electromobility field and their interaction with diverse backgrounds and partial contexts.

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Frontmatter
Chapter 1. Background and Context
Abstract
As the transport sector moves towards new technological alternatives that enable a significant reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG) produced during its operation stage, the complexity of the vehicles, their components, and supply chains increases. The current methodologies that quantify the potential environmental impact of these new technologies cannot effectively cope with this complexity, complicating the consideration of mitigation options within decision-making and engineering development activities. This chapter gives an overview of the current context of electromobility from an environmental perspective, while discussing for a change of paradigm in the application of current assessment methodologies. Finally, the outline and the context in which this research was developed are presented.
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Chapter 2. LCE and Electromobility
Abstract
This chapter introduces the theoretical background. First, the concept of environmental sustainability and the research field of life cycle engineering are introduced. Next, a general overview on the technical aspects of EVs and traction batteries is presented. This section in particular intends to describe the operating principles of EVs and traction batteries, and to give an overview of their components, materials and manufacturing processes. Finally, the most relevant aspects of electromobility from a life cycle engineering perspective are summarized.
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Chapter 3. State of Research—Review on LCE Modelling and Assessment Approaches for Electromobility
Abstract
As seen in Chap. 2, a comprehensive evaluation and analysis of the environmental impacts of EVs and traction batteries is highly time intensive. An overarching programmatic approach to enable the fast and reliable life cycle-oriented tailoring and integration of interdisciplinary models is currently absent. To understand the potential of such an approach, it is essential to consult the approaches and technical developments recently documented within the research community. The aim of this chapter is, therefore, to review the contemporary research most relevant to the topic in question. The outline is as follows. First, the criteria to select and evaluate the approaches is presented. Then, the selected contributions are described and briefly analyzed. A comparative evaluation follows and, finally, the research gap is identified and described.
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Chapter 4. Concept Development: Integrated Computational Life Cycle Engineering for Traction Batteries
Abstract
Modelling, analyzing and understanding the life cycle environmental impacts of product systems is, in general, a time demanding and interdisciplinary task. It requires specialized LCA modelling skills and deep knowledge of the product system under analysis. EVs are particularly complex product systems. Their environmental impacts are sensitive to a large set of parameters in the foreground system (FS) as well as to their interaction within specific spatial and temporal contexts and background system (BS).
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Chapter 5. Exemplary Application: Analysis of Variability in the LCE of Batteries for Electric Vehicles
Abstract
The ICLCE concept serves as a methodology to develop life cycle engineering models through the coupling of discipline specific models. The implemented software-prototype a platform to integrate discipline specific models representing specific unit processes in the life cycle of a traction battery.
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Chapter 6. Summary, Critical Review and Outlook
Abstract
This conclusion presents a summary of the content in each of the chapters, in addition to a critical reflection on the developed methodology. An outlook is provided at the end, giving a summary of possible further research directions.
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Backmatter
Metadaten
Titel
Integrated Computational Life Cycle Engineering for Traction Batteries
verfasst von
Felipe Cerdas
Copyright-Jahr
2022
Electronic ISBN
978-3-030-82934-6
Print ISBN
978-3-030-82933-9
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82934-6

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