Reducing a Battery Pack Hazard Profile Through Design

Exponent Presents at Energy & Mobility Conference & Expo

September 12 - 15, 2023
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As the need for more efficient and sustainable energy sources has increased, so have the challenges for ensuring battery safety. Mitigating hazardous thermal runaway events in energy-dense, large-format battery packs — whether electric vehicle batteries or grid-scale energy storage — requires sophisticated analysis and testing throughout the battery development process. 

At the Energy & Mobility Conference & Expo, hosted by SAE International, NASA, and INCOSE, Exponent Materials & Corrosion Engineering Senior Managing Engineer Nicholas Faenza, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI, will discuss state-of-the-art strategies for mitigating battery failure and designing more dependable battery systems for a safer, sustainable future. 

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"Understanding the Fundamental Mechanisms of Battery Thermal Runaway Propagation and Mitigation"

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15 | 7:00 A.M. PDT  

Speaker: Nicholas Faenza, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI

A rise in severe battery thermal events due to larger and more energy-dense battery packs for transportation and grid storage applications has created significant implications for product reliability, consumer safety, and the surrounding environment. Reducing the hazard profile of the battery pack requires a fundamental understanding of how thermal runaway events can start in large-format battery packs, the mechanisms for thermal runaway propagation between individual cells, and the mitigation strategies currently available on the market. This talk will provide insights into designing safer, more reliable battery systems and explore cutting-edge mitigation strategies. 

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