IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol.25, No.4, 1133-1141, 2010
Modeling Discharge Behavior of Multicell Battery
Multicell battery has been widely used in various electrical and electronics devices. To achieve the optimal multicell battery design, accurately modeling battery discharge behavior of multicell battery is crucial. However, modeling discharge behavior of multicell battery is very challenging due to the nonlinear battery effects, nonuniform cell quality, and various cell connections. In this paper, we develop a circuit-based multicell battery model to accurately model the multicell battery discharge behavior in terms of available capacity, output voltage, and internal resistance with consideration of nonlinear battery effect and nonuniform cell quality. It also characterizes the cell discharge current distribution of cell strings in parallel connection. The proposed multicell battery model has been validated by extensive simulation and experimental results under various load conditions.