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 selection criteria for battery design. Methods for battery cell requirements engineering, trade study analyses, architecture options, and test protocols are supplemented with sample sizing calculations. A comprehensive review of Li-Ion battery safety in terms of 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 aerospace, electric vehicle, and energy grid applications are examined. Special topics such as Li-ion battery recycling, shipping and transportation, and industry lessons learned will also be presented.
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