Data courtesy of Professor Patrick PERRE, Barbara MALINOWSKA, Cyril BRETON, Laboratory LGPM, CentraleSupelec
Nickel foam lattice analysis
High conductivity, chemical stability, and mechanical strength are important characteristics for an efficient current collector. Nickel foam is a high-porosity, low-density, permeable material with typically 75–95% of the volume consisting of void spaces. It is used in a wide variety of applications in heat exchangers, energy absorption, rechargeable battery applications, and has also been applied to the study of supercapacitors.
Avizo Software provides a virtual lab for characterizing materials. Avizo Software’s fast and robust meshing capability allows for collaboration with simulation solvers for FEA analysis. Porous networks can be analyzed through pore network modelling tools, and material physical properties such as absolute permeability, electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity, and molecular diffusion can be simulated. Additionally, Avizo Software will compute displacement and strain maps on volume images acquired in a reference and deformed state using Digital Volume Correlation modules.