Safer Thermal Management Systems in Battery Vehicles

Exponent Presents at SAE International Thermal Management Systems Symposium

October 3 - 4, 2023
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For hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers developing lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery-powered vehicles, understanding how battery packs behave during thermal runaway is essential for safer thermal management system design.

In their 2023 SAE International Thermal Management Systems Symposium presentation, Exponent's Sergio Mendoza Ph.D., and Francesco Colella, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI, will discuss an experimental modeling framework and case studies for characterizing total energy released during Li-ion battery thermal runaway in transportation applications. Read more and register below.

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"Thermal Stability of Battery Packs During Cell Thermal Runaway: The Importance of Energy Yields"

TUESDAY, OCT. 3 | 3:30 P.M. EDT

Speakers: Sergio Mendoza, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Data Sciences; Francesco Colella, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI, Senior Managing Engineer, Thermal Sciences

Contributors: May Yen, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI, Senior Engineer, Thermal Sciences; Artyom Kossolapov, Ph.D., Senior Associate, Thermal Sciences

This presentation will discuss why an accurate characterization of the total energy yielded during a battery thermal runaway event is of critical importance for the design of thermal management systems in a battery-powered vehicle.

Attendees will gain an understanding of Li-ion batteries and thermal runaway including an overview of the sequence of events and main energy release components (i.e., sensible and chemical energy) to be considered when designing a battery system. The presenters will also introduce experimental methods to characterize and quantify the energy release in Li-ion battery cells undergoing thermal runaway.

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