Results of the SmartBatt Project

Mechanical shock testing of battery modules (Vehicle crash pulse)

Virtual assembly of the battery system

Comparison of full vehicle model vs. test bench model of the integrated housing structure

Powder technology - integration of functions by the use of novel housing materials

Rescue team teaching program



Paper: Johan Anderson, Johan Sjöström, Petra Andersson, Francine Amon and Joakim Albrektsson: "Experimental and Numerical Characterization of an Electrically Propelled Vehicles Battery Casing Including Battery Module"

ECCOMAS 2012 Vienna

Paper: Peter Luttenberger, Marian Ostrowski, Manuel Kurz, Wolfgang Sinz: "Structural analysis of a Body in White for battery integration using Finite Element and Macro Element with the focus on pole crash optimization"


EVS27, The 27th edition of the International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition

Presentation of the SmartBatt Project by AIT Mobility, AIT LKR, Johnson Matthey Battery Systems, and TU Graz

Joint EC / European Green Cars Initiative Workshop 2013, April 10th, 2013

Poster presentation of the SmartBatt Project by AIT Mobility

EARPA Safety Workshop, September 24th, 2012

Presentation of the SmartBatt Project by Manuel Kurz (Volkswagen Ag)

Firefighter Workshop, Austria, September 18th, 2012

Workshop for Instructors and Rescue Teams

EU Project Workshop in Brussels, May 31th, 2012

On May 31th SMARTBatt organized a "Battery Integration Workshop" in Brussels with four other EU-projects (OSTLER, EASYBAT, DELIVER and ELVA). The topic of the workshop was on the integration of batteries into electric vehicles concerning misuse (crash safety), electric and thermal interfaces. 27 people were attending discussing on a broader view and better understanding of future EV design and how to deal with battery integration issues. As it can be seen from the presentations there were a lot of different integration methods proposed. Some are already in use (for example: Betterplace) where others look promising for future vehicle designs. A major point of discussion was the cell safety, what is a big issue for future e-mobility. Here the main issues to derive guidelines for engineers, as most data necessary for such guidelines are confidential. A conclusion of the workshop was that EV designs are probably on a really good way for daily use but still missing well-documented cell data sheets for different hazards and mechanical parameters.