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About the Course

This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5731, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. In this course, you will learn the purpose of each component in an equivalent-circuit model of a lithium-ion battery cell, how to determine their parameter values from lab-test data, and how to use them to simulate cell behaviors under different load profiles. By the end of the course, you will be able to: - State the purpose for each component in an equivalent-circuit model - Compute approximate parameter values for a circuit model using data from a simple lab test - Determine coulombic efficiency of a cell from lab-test data - Use provided Octave/MATLAB script to compute open-circuit-voltage relationship for a cell from lab-test data - Use provided Octave/MATLAB script to compute optimized values for dynamic parameters in model - Simulate an electric vehicle to yield estimates of range and to specify drivetrain components - Simulate battery packs to understand and predict behaviors when there is cell-to-cell variation in parameter values...

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Jan 14, 2024

Exceptionally detailed course, programming through Octave might be challenging but it is manageable. I have learned a lot. Please enroll and never miss this exciting world of batteries.


Jun 2, 2020

Excelent course for learning battery modeling and simulation. The concepts on modeling and simulation can be applied to any application besides electrochemical batteries.

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By Nikhil B

May 25, 2020

Dr. Plett is a great professor! His examples were very insightful and easy to understand. I really enjoyed this course. The only thing that I wish had gone better was the student-mentor interaction. Everything was going well until the last week with the capstone assignment. I really enjoyed learning about the simulation and spent a lot of time trying to submit my assignment. Although my answers were correct, there is an issue with the grader and the submission process that made me waste a lot of time. If this could be fixed, it would be a much better experience.

By Cagatay C

Jul 5, 2020

It could have been a lot better if the full octave codes were provided. Notebooks do not give efficient control of workspace. I downloaded the toolboxes from Dr. Plett's UC website but they are different than the content in notebooks which are tailored for the course. There is a gap between the two. I hope it will be clarified in the future.

By Tu Z

Dec 31, 2019

It's certainly a great course. I have learned a lot. The final capstone project is challenging but serves as a good practice. However, not much help is available from the final project discussion board. Threads are years old and no mentor available. That's probably the only shortcoming I can find.

By Ganeshprasad

Jun 24, 2020

Most part of the course was very knowledgeable and interesting. Only there were few issues in updating the Capstone assignment to the latest version which was solved after multiple interactions with coursera support team

By JustinSmith

Apr 7, 2022

There needs to ba a useful sheet of common Octave commands that will be used during the course and what the intent of these commands are. This would give a fast reference to students with a weak background in MATLAB.

By Gaurang J

May 26, 2020

Great course content to get started in battery models, its charging and other simulations.

Continuous slide show system of teaching gets uninteresting over time, so that should be worked upon.

By Jhon J R M

Sep 27, 2023

the mathematics and calculations should have a little more clarity in the explanations because some concepts are omitted when being so punctual.

By Ayush G

Mar 5, 2022

the course was more of theroical but useful ...would be better if we can learn how make smilation on matlab using its application

By Vikas S

May 29, 2020

Professor designed and explained the course very well. it helped me a lot to understand the concept of Battery algorithms.

By subramaniam g

Aug 28, 2022

Very useful course and I learned many things in simulating the battery cell using their equivalent circuit models.

By Josh D

Sep 27, 2021

Highly recommend the instructor use LaTeX or a similar program to write out their equations to clarify them


May 24, 2020

Course is good, but Coursera website is really really really bad.

By Alvin A “ J

Feb 4, 2024

very rigorous, but mostly requires self drive and determination

By Alexis F

Feb 9, 2021

Great course. Some horrible bugs in the labs.