1305 Energy Conversion and Storage Applications of Coupled Multiscale Physics Numerical Techniques

Scott Roberts, Sandia National Laboratories
Partha Mukherjee, Purdue University
Kandler Smith, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
John Turner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Energy conversion and storage is a wide-ranging modern research effort encompassing many technologies, including wind, solar, geothermal, fuel cells, batteries, mechanical storage, and many others. While the detailed operation of each of these technologies is largely different, there are many commonalities in their operational principles, often centered on the importance of electrochemistry and/or electronics, multiple interacting physics, and multiple length scales. Numerical simulation techniques are being developed to address energy research problems, often focusing on coupling multiscale physics problems.

In this minisymposium, we hope to bring together researchers from different fields to discuss advances in numerical techniques developed for and/or applied to energy conversion and storage applications. We welcome any submission related to the energy conversion and storage fields, with a particular focus on numerical techniques for coupled multiscale physics problems. Examples of multi-physics problems include electrical generation and conversion, electrochemical reactions, fluid flow, species transport, mechanical deformation and failure, and heat generation and transport, among others. Many length and time scales may be considered, including atomistics, meso (particle) scale, device scale, and plant scale. Couplings between these scales is of particular interest.