Day 1, May 9, 2017

Day 1 Talk Title
8:30 – 11:00 am Session 1 Battery Design Requirements, Manufacturing, Quality and the Impact on Safety
Is safety a part of conceptual design?
Are the requirements changing?
Where are the gaps?

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Thomas Barrera, LIB-X Consulting “Battery Design Implications on Thermal Runaway Severity: NASA ISS SAFER Battery Safety Assessment”
  • Wenzel Prochazka, AVL “Requirements for safety in future very-low-height BEV Batteries”
  • Boryann Liaw, Idaho National Laboratory “Cell variability and SOC determination”
  • Eric Darcy, NASA JSC Safe battery design guidelines.”

Session Discussion

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Session 2 Characterization of Battery Hazards
How do cell-level hazards translate to the battery- and system-level?
What are the current challenges?
Where are the gaps in current test methods?

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Thomas Waldmann, ZSW “Design and operating strategies for safe and long-life application of Li-ion cells – Post-Mortem analysis and thermal runaway tests”
  • Josh Lamb, Sandia National Laboratories “Advanced techniques for understanding battery failure and its consequences”
  • Judith Jeevaragan, Underwriters Laboratory “Safe Designs for Lithium-ion Battery Use and Transportation”
  • Falko Schappacher, MEET “TBD”
  • Andreas Pfrang, EU JRC “Battery Safety Testing Methods Assessed from a Policy-Making Perspective”
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 pm Session 2 (Continued) Session Discussion
2:30 – 5:30 pm Session 3 Mitigation Approaches and Advanced Diagnostic Tools
What are the current materials science and engineering approaches to improving safety?
What can we do to improve early detection to a safety issue?
What are the gaps in engineering solutions for prevention?

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Partha Mukherjee, Texas A&M University “Mesoscale Implications in Lithium-Ion Battery Thermo-electrochemical Behavior and Safety”
  • C.M. Tan, Chang Gung University “Non-destructive examination of the degradation of LiB”.  
  • Xuning Feng, Tsinghua University “Thermal Runaway Propagation in Lithium Ion Battery Pack: Initiation, Propagation and Prevention”
  • Rachid Yazami “Towards online assessment of the state of health of lithium ion batteries”

Session Discussion

6 pm Group Dinner

Day 2, May 10, 2017

Day 2 Talk Title
8:00 – 11:00 am Session 4 Validated Battery Safety: Modeling, Simulation, and Testing 
What is the current state of safety modeling tools?
Is validation testing done at the appropriate level (cell, battery, system)?
What are the needs and opportunities for the future?

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Shriram Santhangopalan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory “Effect of Aging on Safety of Li-ion Cells”
  • Brian Barnett, TIAX “TBD”
  • Birger Horstmann, DLR “Towards Safer Electrolytes and Electrodes via Theory-Based Modeling”
  • Mathias Gerard, CEA France “Further insights into battery safety understanding and optimization: a multi-scale modeling approach coupled with advanced characterization”
  • Alexander Rheinfeld, TUM “Modeling of Li-ion Batteries During Short Circuit Events-Impact of Cell Design on Localized Electrical and Thermal Effects”

Session Discussion and Workshop Wrap-up

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 – 5:00 pm Sandia National Laboratories Tour