Short Course on Lithium-ion Batteries: Fundamental Concepts, Battery Safety, and Modeling Techniques

Originally aired December 4, 2018.

This short course provides participants with an in-depth discussion on three aspects of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. First an understanding of Li-ion battery fundamentals is provided through a brief discussion centered on the aerospace industry’s choice to use Li-ion batteries, general performance characteristics, electrochemical reaction basics, and the heat generated during nominal operation. Secondly, Li-ion battery safety is addressed with respect to thermal runaway and battery safety. Lastly, this course will lead the participants through the basic construction process of a thermal model of a Li-ion battery assembly that is capable of simulating nominal heating and thermal runaway heating. The overall goal of the course is to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of both the fundamental and thermal aspects of Li-ion batteries.

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