How does Exponent deliver data-driven understanding for your most formidable battery challenges?
When you're preparing to bring battery-powered products to market, facing performance challenges, or analyzing reported failure scenarios, you need more than pass/fail battery testing. Exponent delivers accurate understanding of what's happening inside your battery, how it contributes to risk, and the margins for success and failure. Even if a battery "passes" a test, that's not always an indication of how well it performed, whether its performance is sustainable, or whether untested factors could still lead to a poor product experience in the market and potential liability risks.
We go beyond pass/fail results
We offer a value-added approach to battery testing that goes beyond basic pass/fail testing. Given that a certified battery may pass a test by a matter of degrees, we offer insight-driven analyses that elaborate on how a battery may fail, risks posed by its failure, and if possible, where "graceful product failure" can be engineered. This type of sophisticated analysis is increasingly important to product companies, battery manufacturers, and their legal teams, seeking to reduce liability.
Exponent prioritizes broad quality metrics in parallel with industry certification standards to help our clients create safe, high-performing products. Exponent's experience in failure analysis and design evaluation allows us to identify potential weaknesses and design custom battery testing to better understand how a product could fail during use or expected misuse.
Our multidisciplinary custom battery testing services include:
We can assess and develop solutions for batteries of all formats, chemistries, and sizes, ranging from implantable medical devices to grid-scale utilities/energy storage.
Custom Mechanical Testing
From the full pack down to the single component level, we assess batteries under complex loading scenarios, strain rates, and states of charge.
We test batteries at every scale, leveraging international labs across the United States, Asia, and Europe, a global partner network, and custom capabilities for grid-scale utilities/energy storage and electric vehicles at Exponent's Test & Engineering Center.
Finite Element Modeling
Support for battery system mechanical engineers to optimize battery enclosure design and predict the mechanical interactions between batteries and products under foreseeable user abuse conditions.
We put batteries through rigorous testing to help understand the full margins of their performance and limitations, including re-creation testing to validate failure hypotheses in support of litigation and industrial work.