Simcenter STAR-CCM+
Battery simulation in Simcenter STAR-CCM+ using tbm files

Course Code
Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2206
User Level
List Price
$2,200.00 (USD)
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Training Center Duration
2 Days
LIVE Online Duration
4 hours each day for 4 Days

Battery simulation allows the user to simulate thermal effects in batteries and their effect on the surrounding flow.

This course introduces the use of tbm files to define the battery cell and model. It covers the setup workflow, terminology, and physics. A pouch cell is used in exercises to explain the concepts and general Simcenter STAR-CCM+ capabilities. Thermal runaway in batteries is covered without the batteries being actually modeled.

  • Battery cells and connectors are imported and setup in a series of 3. A single automated mesh operation is used to mesh parts individually. The three battery cells in series are placed in a casing.
  • Two battery modules are set up to run independently in the same sim file. They are cooled using different materials.
  • One battery cell in a battery module of 9 cylindrical cells heats up. Judge if and when other cells follow into thermal runaway.

This battery simulation course is intended for engineers or analysts who are involved in the analyses of batteries.


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The course covers:

  • Use imported battery cells in tbm format to create battery modules and to define the load.
  • Use standard Simcenter STAR-CCM+ functionalities for the creation of geometry and reporting.
  • Learn how parts and regions are connected, how they are meshed, and how the mesh can be refined.
  • Get familiar with various physics models.
  • Simulate thermal runaway in a battery pack.