We are searching for an industry partner for our QCI project BASIQ to develop algorithms for continuum simulation for solving partial differential equations in the field of lithium-ion batteries.
The BASIQ project simulates battery materials at the atomistic level and battery cells at the continuum level using the DLR Quantum Computing Initiative’s quantum computers and adapts the quantum simulation to specific hardware.
The current BASIQ 2.0 continuum simulation call specifically addresses continuum simulation for solving partial differential equations in the field of lithium-ion batteries. The deliverable is a continuum simulation algorithm and software tool.
All details of the tender can be found on TED: 417404-2023. The submission period ends on August 30th, 2023, 2 p.m. local time.
Quantum computing for the solution of PDEs
The numerical solution of partial differential equations (PDE) is a central tool for many scientific disciplines, for example climatology, aerodynamics and materials science. PDEs supplemented by algebraic equations are also used in battery research to simulate the interaction between the various components in an electrochemical cell, primarily electrodes and electrolyte. These PDEs involve an understanding of the principles of electrical, mechanical, and chemical processes in the battery cell.
Currently, the numerical solution of PDEs is done with classical computers, but they reach their limits when simulating high-resolution heterogeneous structures such as porous electrodes. The objective in this work package is to research and test PDEs and, derived from this, to develop algorithms and a software tool in the above-mentioned area on quantum computers at DLR QCI.
The BASIQ project is led by the DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, which conducts research in Stuttgart, with additional research sites in Cologne-Porz, Ulm, Oldenburg and Hamburg. It has more than 180 employees in the field of efficient and resource-saving next-generation energy storage and energy conversion technologies.