New Course | ENME 808: Batteries - Operation, Modeling and ReliabilityBatteries are widely used as the power supplies for products ranging from consumer electronics to transportation applications. Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries are becoming a mainstream battery choice for these products because of their high energy density and long lifetime. Despite quality control and assurance, standardized industry safety testing, and over 25 years of manufacturing experience, Li-ion battery-powered systems still suffer from the risk of battery safety incidents and unexpected short life because of their complex physio-chemical nature. Knowledge of the battery testing, operation, mechanisms, modeling, and system management is required for developing a reliable battery-powered product.
Professor Michael Pecht is teaching this course along with Assistant Research Scientist Dr. Laura Xing. This course will educate students faced with challenges on testing, monitoring, and managing lithium-ion batteries in the field and aims to bridge battery science and field applications.
CLASS TIME 9:30-10:45AM on Tuesday and Thursday (US Eastern) in Room 3102, Martin Hall (Building 088). The class is open to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students.
- Introduction to battery-powered systems, history and market trends
- Rechargeable batteries and their fundamental electrochemistry
- Basic principles for Li-on battery operating, monitoring, modeling
- Li-ion battery degradation mechanisms and root cause analysis
- Best practice for testing Li-ion batteries (design of experiments for batteries)
- Data analytics and balancing techniques in battery management systems
- Thermal runaway characterization of Li-ion batteries
- Quality assurance for Li-ion batteries
- Regulations and norms for reliable battery storage and transportation
Published May 24, 2018