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Battery Management Systems, Volume II: Equivalent-Circuit Methods

This book is the second volume in a three-volume series describing battery-management systems. The intention of the series is not to be encyclopedic; rather, it is to put forward only the current best practices, with sufficient fundamental background to understand them thoroughly.

The first volume in the series focused on deriving mathematical sets of equations or models that describe how battery cells work, inside and out. This second volume discusses applications of equivalent-circuit models to solving problems in battery management and control. The third volume tackles these problems using physics-based models instead.

This second volume is available for purchase from Artech house at The first is described in more detail at BMS1 homepage. The third is described in more detail at BMS3 homepage.

The table of contents has the same organization as the course ECE5720: Modeling, Simulation, and Identification of Battery Dynamics.
  1. Battery Management Systems.
  2. Simulating Battery Packs.
  3. Battery State Estimation.
  4. Battery Health Estimation.
  5. Cell Balancing.
  6. Voltage-Based Power-Limit Estimation.
  7. Physics-Based Optimal Controls.
For further information, see the course website.

There are several downloadable supplementary archives available to complement the text: If you believe that any are missing, please send me email.

I extend my thanks to the readers who have reported errors in the book. Please download the current errata list.