This paper presents a numerical study on heat generation in a lithium-ion (LiC6/LiPF6/LiyMn2O4) battery cell. The numerical model considered multi-physics including battery kinetics, diffusion, and thermal analysis. The heat generation rate was determined by a local heat generation model. This model enables the investigation of the effects of battery parameters on different heat generation mechanisms and the overall heat generation rate in the battery. The effects of the thickness of the battery components and the size of the electrode particles at different discharge rates were evaluated. The results revealed the relationships between these parameters. A battery with a low heat generation rate and efficient battery utilization may be achieved through parameter optimization.

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