16 - 19 September, 2019
NH Collection Frankfurt City, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Jorge Varela Barreras, Senior Researcher in Battery Modelling, Joint Chairman of the IEEE UK & Ireland Education Chapter at Imperial College
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Dr. Jorge Varela Barreras


Senior Researcher in Battery Modelling, Joint Chairman of the IEEE UK & Ireland Education Chapter
Imperial College

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Agenda Day 1

Monday, September 17th, 2018


12:20 PM How BMS could minimize the ‘weakest cell problem’

• There are cell-to-cell differences in battery packs, in terms of capacity, resistance, or temperature
• This results in pack performance limited by the cells with the lowest remaining capacity
and available power, i.e. the weakest cells
• How to overcome the ‘weakest cell problem’
• What BMS could do: a new generation of active balancing systems

2:40 PM Round table session | Requirements to future Battery Management systems

BMS is an integral part of a car since it protects the battery from damage, predicts battery life and maintains the battery in an operational condition. A discussion on the requirements is needed in order to understand what the current status of the technology and what is necessary to make sure that the future is carried out safely. We invite delegates to discuss and elaborate with experts. For each topic you chose, you have 20 minutes to discuss it in your group. The results will be presented at the end.

14:40 Session I • 15:05 Break for Switching • 15:15 Session II

Table A | Battery state estimation
• Factors to be aware
Dr. Jorge Varela Barreras, Senior battery researcher, Imperial College London


Table B | BMS algorithms
• How intelligent BMS algorithms can ensure lifetime and safety
Torsten Wik, Professor, Electrical engineering, Chalmers University


Table C | BMS architecture requirements future outlook
• Centralized (BCU&CSC as one unit) vs. decentralized BCU and CSC separated
• Com. Bus @ decentralized systems(CAN / Daisy Chain / Wireless)
• BMS partitioning (HV Part within BCU / HV part within together current sensing / BCU within BDU)
Chrysanthos Tzivanopoulos, Senior engineer of the Battery Management System Hardware
Development for Lithium Ion Batteries, Robert Bosch GmbH