|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Integrative Materials Design III: Performance and Sustainability
||Electric Vehicle Battery Design for Disassembly in Support of Materials Reuse
||Mikaela DeRousseau, Yan Wang, Diran Apelian, Brajendra Mishra
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
In the United States, millions of electric and hybrid vehicles have cumulatively been sold. Although the batteries in these vehicles are expected to last at least eight years, end-of-life options must still be considered. There are several possible options for battery packs from electric vehicles when they reach end-of-life; these include remanufacturing, repurposing for a different application, and recycling. In this talk, we will mainly discuss the following aspects for battery repurposing.
1. Determine if significant reductions in disassembly time can be found through optimal disassembly sequence planning (using a genetic algorithm)
2. Perform cost comparison – what are the impacts of design choices on battery price and end-of-life value.
3. Develop a quantitative way to grade disassembly of battery designs for reuse (scorecard)
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume