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SAE International Webcast Slotted for August 21: Accelerating Electric-Vehicle Battery Development with Advanced Simulation

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 8, 2014 -

SAE International will be airing a free, 60 minute webcast entitled “Accelerating Electric-Vehicle Battery Development and Advanced Simulation” on Thursday, August 21 at 10 A.M. U.S. EDT, hosted by ANSYS Inc.  The webcast will include a panel of three industry experts, Dr. Taeyoung Han, GM Technical Fellow; Mary Fortier, General Motors Battery Systems Engineering Group Manager; and Lewis Collins, Director of Software Development at ANSYS Inc.  The industry leading panel will divulge some of the technical challenges and showcase their recent progress from using the new technology.

General Motors is ahead of the curve in utilizing the U.S. Department of Energy’s program, Computer-Aided Engineering for Electric Drive Vehicle Batteries (CAEBAT).  This webcast will be delving into CAEBAT’s new technology that simulates the affect that electrochemical, thermal, fluidal, structural, and control systems have on lithium ion-batteries.

Created for the purpose of shortening the design cycle and optimizing the use of lithium-ion batteries, the program has seen much improvement over the last three years.  Creating a multi-faceted battery has been one of the steepest challenges for EV and HV manufacturers, but with the information shared at the Accelerating Electric-Vehicle Battery Development with Advanced Simulation webcast, attendees will be able to make more affordable, energy-dense, and durable lithium-ion batteries. 

Webcast attendees will be able to engage with the experts during an audience Q&A session that will be moderated by Lisa Arrigo of SAE International.  If you are interested in attending the Accelerating Electric-Vehicle Battery Development and Advanced Simulation, visit

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