A THIN-PLATE BATTERY
Supplement to quarterly rept. 15 May-15 Aug 1963
MELPAR FALLS CHURCH VA
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Fabrication and fixture testing of 28-volt series battery packs are described. These units were tested in the new multi-cell test fixture described in the twelfth quarterly report. Different modes of activation and details of fabrication were evaluated in terms of voltage output, pressure rise, and temperature rise. These tests included a fractional factorial series of experiments, comprising five battery variables at two levels. An investigation of the effect on the magnesium-stainless steel couple of ammonia solutions was also initiated during this quarter. This study was undertaken to determine the extent to which galvanic corrosion contributed to the pressure and temperature rises within the battery. Additionally during this period a punch card code system for handling battery test data was devised. Details of the preceding as well as pertinent data are given in subsequent sections.
- Electrochemical Energy Storage