Accession Number:

AD0779269

Title:

Theoretical Simulation of the Performance of Molten Salt Thermal Batteries.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jun 71-Jun 73,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

A computer program for the Thermal and Electrical Analysis of Batteries TEAB has been developed as a tool for the computer-aided design of molten salt thermal batteries. TEAB solves the coupled set of equations describing the temperature distribution within a molten salt cell and the electrical characteristics of the cell. Heat generation due to start-up heat source, electrochemical phenomena, and the flow of electric current within the cell are all included. The program calculates the spatial and time temperature variation within the cell during start-up and during cell operation, checks for a satisfactory molten electrolyte zone for cell operation, and calculates the cell voltage-current characteristics as a function of time. TEAB has been utilized in the Li-Cl2 Battery Development Program at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE