Large-scale electrification of road transportation sector is essential for containing damage caused to our environment. However, high manufacturing cost and thermal stability of battery packs have been identified as major issues. Aggressive solutions to address them include developing new battery chemistries and replacing components of Li-ion battery cells with cheaper materials. In addition, mass-production of battery cells and battery packs is expected to provide further cost reduction. Therefore, design of such mass-producible battery packs is the main goal of investigation of this doctoral work.
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Submitted in accordance with the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Swinburne University of Technology, 2017.