Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick has invested in an LDS V8 combo shaker, to support its government-funded research into low-carbon mobility.
The V8 system enables WMG's team to carry out vibration tests on large lithium-ion battery systems (up to 600kg in weight), as they go through the cycling process (charge/discharge).
The V8 combo vibration test system forms part of the WMG High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult centre, based at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.
HVM Catapult is a government-funded programme, which encompasses research across a number of different themes - WMG's theme of "˜low-carbon mobility' has a specific focus on energy storage and weight reduction. As part of this programme, WMG is testing the robustness and lifespan of rechargeable battery systems, within its Energy Innovation Centre.
Brüel & Kjær's LDS V8 vibration test system combines high payload capacity with high-level performance across the frequency range, making it well suited for testing many applications, including automotive systems, packaging, satellites, air and spacecraft.
In the future, WMG also hopes to add a thermal capability to the system, in order to carry out simultaneous vibration, cycling and temperature testing.
Please follow the links to find out more about V8 shaker systems and to learn more about the University of Warwick's battery research facility.