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Battery Management System (BMS) Design Software

An integrated solution for BMS development that allows for risk-free virtual testing.


An integrated solution for BMS development

Battery management systems (BMS) play a critical role in today’s electric vehicles. Ansys offers an integrated platform for developing, testing & verifying these sophisticated systems — delivering significant time, cost & quality advantages for BMS development teams.

  • Ensuring Functional Safety for BMS Designs
    Ensuring Functional Safety for BMS Designs
  • Achieving a System-Level Perspective
    Achieving a System-Level Perspective
  • Developing Critical Embedded Software
    Developing Critical Embedded Software

Ansys Solutions for Battery Management System Development

BMS Design

Battery Management Systems Design and Validation

The BMS continuously monitors conditions, redistributes energy resources and sends alerts in the event of a problem.

System Architecture Selection, Functional Safety Analyses and Cybersecurity

Perform key functional safety analyses across many industries, including the automotive sector.

System-Level Simulation

Gain an accurate perspective on how the BMS and battery will perform throughout their entire life cycle.

Embedded Software Development and Validation

Utilizing the software controller, intelligently monitor the battery’s operating conditions and oversee its safe operations.

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Increase Safety and Security with Ansys Battery Management Systems Solution

An electric vehicle’s battery management system (BMS) optimizes performance by conserving the charter to prolong battery life and respond to unsafe operating conditions. Utilize Ansys’ SCADE end-to-end model-based development solution to eliminate the need for costly code reviews and low-level testing verification.


Simulation Solutions

Peak Performance for an Electric Vehicle - A SIX-STEP SIMULATION APPROACH

Developing a vehicle to compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a daunting test for engineers around the world. Volkswagen Motorsport engineers were determined to build a car that could compete with the best, but they had less than a year to produce, test and race an all-new electric car. Using determination, ingenuity and multiphysics simulation, the Volkswagen team smashed not just the electric vehicle record but the all-time record for all cars, including those powered by internal combustion engines.

  • Develop an equivalent circuit model (ECM) for a single battery cell
  • Combined all the ECM cells serially to form an ECM module.
  • Conduct Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of the thermal properties of a battery module
  • Extract key thermal characteristics of the system to create a reduced order model (ROM) for the thermal simulation
  • Run a two-way coupled multiphysics simulation in Twin Builder with the ECM and the thermal LTI ROM models
  • Put the individual battery modules into the full 10-module battery pack 

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Developing Next-Generation Batteries with 3D Physics and Systems Modeling and Simulation On-Demand Webinar

With the rising demand for ultra-low power design methodologies in power electronics and electric vehicle manufacturing, advances in battery technology have become increasingly important. To save time and costs associated with battery experimentation during R&D, modeling and simulation are essential.

Ansys Twin Builder: modeling thermal management for electrified systems
Ansys Twin Builder: Modeling Thermal Management for Electrified Systems On-Demand Webinar

In this webinar, you will learn how to model thermal management systems for electric vehicles and other applications using the heating and cooling library in Ansys Twin Builder. 

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Battery Management Systems for Safer Electric Vehicles ON-DEMAND WEBINAR

Download this free webinar which spotlights how Ansys’ solution enables functional safety analysis for BMS designs, delivers critical software development that meets the objectives of ISO 26262 at the highest ASIL levels and provides a system-level perspective. Discover how automotive leaders are utilizing this BMS solution.

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Digital Twin prevents drain on battery pack simulation time

Digital Twin Prevents Drain on Battery Pack Simulation Time

The global shift to electric vehicles (EVs) is coming, and unless alternative technology emerges, it will be fueled by highcapacity lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

Managing Large-Scale Battery Systems

Managing Large-Scale Battery Systems

To ensure that battery management systems are secure and dependable requires application of proven software tools:  Ansys SCADE to design the embedded system, Ansys medini analyze to verify its safety, and Ansys Twin Builder to simulate the entire closed-loop power system to confirm that all components work together as designed.

Charge Up ISO Certification via medini analyze

Charge Up ISO Certification via medini analyze

LiTHIUM BALANCE, a startup company based in Denmark, has used Ansys medini analyze to accelerate and streamline the ISO 26262 certification process for its battery management system (BMS) solutions.

Leading the Electric Vehicle Charge

Leading the Electric Vehicle Charge

Researchers at National Electric Vehicles Sweden (NEVS) who are developing the BMS for their next-generation electric vehicle are achieving 30 percent higher productivity by using Ansys SCADE Suite instead of the industry's traditional model-based design toolset.


Charged Up: A Holistic Approach to Developing Large-Scale Battery Management Systems
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Charged Up: A Holistic Approach to Developing Large-Scale Battery Management Systems

Behind every large-scale battery is an intelligent battery management system (BMS) that operates as a control center, balancing electrical input and output among cells, monitoring conditions, sending alerts when problems arise and, in a worst-case scenario, physically disconnecting the battery.



Systems Simulations and Embedded Software Are the Key to Battery Management System Design

Systems Simulations and Embedded Software Are the Key to Battery Management System Design

The automotive industry is facing a major shift as electric vehicles are starting to replace petroleum-based cars. As customers begin to trade in their gasoline-based autos for electric buggies, they will start to expect similar, even superior performance from their latest rides.

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