AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development of powertrain systems with internal combustion engines as well as instrumentation and test systems.

The Challenge

With rising market demand for Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries to power electric vehicles, AVL needed to identify the best way to package its customers’ battery cells for optimum thermal and electrical performance.

Dassault Systèmes Response

AVL employed the electro-thermal capabilities in Abaqus Unified FEA, coupled with their proprietary software, to capture the characteristics of Li-ion cells and analyze thermal behavior in different battery system configurations.


Good correlation between FEA models and lab measurements gives AVL the confidence to develop increasingly complex battery models, enabling them to offer their clients more sophisticated performance evaluations and product design recommendations.