CHARACTERIZATION, PERFORMANCE, AND PREDICTION OF A LEAD-ACID BATTERY UNDER SIMULATED ELECTRIC VEHICLE DRIVING REQUIREMENTS

A state-of-the-art 6-V battery module in current use by the electric vehicle industry was tested at the NASA Lewis Research Center to determine its performance characteristics under the SAE J227a driving schedules, B, C and D. The primary objective of the tests was to determine the effects of periods of recuperation and long and short periods of electrical regeneration in improving the performance of the battery module and hence extending the vehicle range. A secondary objective was to formulate a computer program that would predict the performance of this battery module for the above driving schedules. The results show excellent correlation between the laboratory tests and predicted results. The predicted performance compared with laboratory tests was within +2.4 to -3.7 percent for the D schedule, +0.5 to -7.1 percent for the C schedule, and better than -11.4 percent for the B schedule. (ERA citation 06:030667)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  United States  20350

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Ewashinka, J G
    • Bozek, J M
  • Publication Date: 1981-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-81771, DOE/NASA/51044-19
  • Contract Numbers: AI01-77CS51044
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM