Accession Number:

ADA046908

Title:

Computer Simulation of Full-Size, High-Drain AgCl-Mg Water-Activated Batteries with AZ61 and AP65 Anodes,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The predictions of a computer simulation for high-drain, AgCl-Mg batteries are compared to the observed performance of four full-size AgCl-Mg batteries the Mk 61 Mod 0 and Mod 2, Mk 64 and Mk 67. The Mk 61 Mod 0, like the Mk 64 and Mk 67 batteries, uses AZ61 magnesium anodes the Mk 61 Mod 2 uses the high voltage magnesium alloy, AP65. These four batteries differ sufficiently in their configurations and were discharged over a wide enough range of operation conditions to constitute a valid test of the computer simulations capabilities. The simulation gave voltage predictions accurate to within 7 for over 90 of the discharge. Predictions for other useful parameters, such as electrolyte temperature, are also given. This simulation can eleiminate the need for most of the cut and try effort presently required in AgCl-Mg battery development and should be helpful in system studies of this battery. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE