WEIGHT AND VOLUME ESTIMATES FOR ALUMINUM-AIR BATTERIES DESIGNED FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE APPLICATIONS

The weights and volumes of reactants, electrolyte, and hardware components are estimated for an aluminum-air battery designed for a 40-kW (peak), 70-kWh aluminum-air battery. Generalized equations are derived which express battery power and energy content as functions of total anode area, aluminum-anode weight, and discharge current density. Equations are also presented which express total battery weight and volume as linear combinations of the variables, anode area and anode weight. The sizing and placement of battery components within the engine compartment of typical five-passenger vehicles is briefly discussed. (ERA citation 05:013636)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International workshop on reactive metal-air batteries, Bonn, F.R. Germany, 9 Jul 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • COOPER, J F
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-790759-3
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM