Fundamentals of Lithium-Ion Battery Technology: Applications and Advances

EC ENGR 801.02

Course is designed to benefit industry scientists, engineers, program managers, and other professionals who have a need to develop the necessary technical background to effectively design, develop, test, deploy, and operate Li-Ion battery energy storage systems.

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What you can learn.

  • Identify Li-Ion cell design, development, and test requirements which enable a compliant battery design solution
  • Describe the electrical, thermal, and mechanical behavior of Li-Ion batteries under various operating conditions
  • Use data and analysis to interpret Li-ion cell and battery lifecycle performance
  • Explain how to safely design, operate, store, transport, and handle Li-Ion cells and batteries

About this course:

This course provides a foundation for understanding the general principles and fundamentals of lithium-ion (Li-Ion) rechargeable battery engineering. The effects of Li-Ion cell chemical, electrical, thermal, and mechanical design features on performance characteristics will be discussed in terms of meeting application unique requirements for battery design.  Methods for battery cell requirements engineering, trade study analyses, architecture options, and test protocols will be discussed. A comprehensive review of Li-Ion battery safety in terms of abuse conditions, failure mode effects and analyses, hazard control identification, and risk management for reliable battery operation will be provided. Finally, relevant industry examples from various Li-Ion battery consumer electronics, electric vehicle, and aerospace applications are examined.  Special topics such as Li-ion battery recycling, re-use, transportation, and industry lessons learned will also be presented.

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