Lithium-Ion Battery Thermal Runaway Characterization & Risk Mitigation

Exponent Presents at Stanford University StorageX International Symposium

September 22, 2023
Electrical & Thermal Performance ​[EECS]

When designing lithium-ion battery packs for consumer electronics, electric vehicles, or grid-scale battery storage, preventing thermal runaway should be "baked into" the design. Knowing what causes thermal runaway in lithium-ion batteries and how to mitigate it is essential to the battery design, quality, and safety assessment process.

At the Stanford University StorageX International Symposium, Exponent's Troy Hayes, Ph.D., P.E., will discuss the process and characterization of lithium-ion battery thermal runaway as well as technical strategies for mitigating thermal runaway of lithium-ion batteries through rigorous testing and analysis. Learn more and register below.

Close up of a large lithium-ion battery

"Thermal Battery Failures and Designing for Safety: Analyses and Case Studies"

FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 | 9:00 A.M. PDT

Speaker: Troy Hayes, Ph.D., P.E., Practice Director, Director of Asia Offices and Principal Engineer, Materials & Corrosion Engineering

This presentation will discuss the process and characteristics of lithium-ion battery thermal runaway, exploring design considerations, mitigation strategies, and case studies.

Key Takeaways

  • Preventing thermal runaway is not trivial.
  • Designing lithium-ion battery packs under the assumption individual battery cell failures will occur is not only best practice but key in the design of larger systems that integrate hundreds or even thousands of battery cells.
  • Testing under various expected use and abuse conditions can provide invaluable information for designers and integrators.
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