Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Legacy Department

Automotive Engineering


Dr. David Bodde

Committee Member

Dr. Thomas R. Kurfess

Committee Member

Dr. Julian Weber

Committee Member

Dr. Joachim Taiber


A Battery Second Use (B2U) strategy is the design and development of a battery system with the intention of having it serve two purposes: (1) the initial use in the vehicle and (2) another mobile or stationary application. An optimal battery second use strategy requires the design and use of the battery to maximize the value of the system over its entire extended life cycle. Within this thesis a framework is developed which allows the evaluation of tradeoffs along the operational second use value chain.

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