Project work: »Modelling of Laser-assisted drying for Lithium-Ion battery electrodes«

  • Abschlussarbeit
  • Aachen

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The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3,0 billion euros.

At the Fraunhofer IPT in Aachen, we work with more than 530 employees every day to make the production of the future more digital, more flexible and more sustainable. In the group »Laser System Technology«, we design and construct various prototype machines for laser-based and laser-assisted processes.

Within the scope of your thesis, you will investigate the laser-assisted drying processes for lithium-ion battery (LIB) electrode foil. A model will be constructed to describe the laser-assisted drying process, in which the laser radiation as well as hot air flows are used to remove the solvent of the electrode coating. The laser-assisted drying process will then be characterized by several key performance indicators, e.g. drying rate and energy consumption, and a comparison with state-of-the-art convection drying processes will be conducted. Finally, a suggestion about hybrid drying system should be derived from the analysis results.

Notice: This project work can also be done in the form of a bachelor or master thesis.

What you will do
Determination of boundary conditions for laser-assisted drying processes
Establishing a process model for laser-assisted drying processes
Parameter study based on the process model
Establishing suggestions about the hybrid drying system

What you bring to the table
You are studying mechanical engineering, computer science, CES or a comparable subject
Experience in modelling heat- and mass transfer problem is advantageous
Experience in MATLAB or Python (NumPy, SciPy) is required
A high degree of initiative, independence and motivation
Good language skills in English

What you can expect
Ideal conditions for practical experience alongside your studies
Professional supervision and collaboration in a dedicated team
A state-of-the-art machine park equipped with edge cloud systems and 5G infrastructure
Flexible working to combine study and job in the best possible way

Interested? Apply online now with your informative application documents:

For any further information on this position please contact:
Teng Chen M.Sc.
Research assistant »Laser System Technology«
Phone: +49 241 8904-473


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