Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 721–734 | Cite as

Computerized design and evaluation of improved electrodes for lead-acid batteries

  • L. E. Vaaler
  • E. W. Brooman
  • H. A. Fuggiti


A mathematical model of a positive-negative electrode pair in a lead-acid battery has been developed, and can be solved to determine the potential and current density distribution over the electrode surfaces. With the aid of a computer the model was used to improve the grid design of the positive electrode. The results were compared with those obtained by discharging full-size electrode pairs in a laboratory cell. Agreement between projections and experimental data was about 70% with the assumptions made for certain input parameters. Further development is needed before the model can be applied to the design of ‘radial’ grids with curvilinear grid members.


Experimental Data Physical Chemistry Mathematical Model Input Parameter Density Distribution 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. E. Vaaler
    • 1
  • E. W. Brooman
    • 1
  • H. A. Fuggiti
    • 2
  1. 1.Battelle's Columbus LaboratoriesColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Exide Management and Technology CompanyYardleyUSA

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