Battery Thermal Runaway: Mechanisms & Consequences from Single Cell to Grid Scale

Understanding the mechanisms of thermal runaway in lithium-ion battery systems

April 19, 2021

Join us and learn how to mitigate risks and potential consequences of thermal runaway

Lithium-ion batteries are prevalent in every aspect of modern life, from medical devices and portable computing to larger systems such as electric vehicles and grid storage. While any battery chemistry can convert stored chemical energy into heat, most lithium-ion systems use flammable electrolytes and have thermal runaway mechanisms that can have significant consequences when the system fails.

In this webinar, "Battery Thermal Runaway: Mechanisms and Consequences from Single Cell to Grid Scale," Exponent principal engineers take an in-depth look at thermal runaway mechanisms in lithium-ion battery systems and what you should to know.

What you'll learn:

  • How abuse testing lithium-ion batteries provides critical data on cell failure characteristics
  • Relationship between battery state-of-charge and the likelihood of initiating thermal runaway
  • Consequences of single cell thermal runaways and preventing the cascading events from single cell failures

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