Higher energy and higher use lead to higher risk. While research continues to boost the energy storage capability of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and leads to expanding applications and consumer use, the task of implementing effective safety strategies falls on regulatory authorities, cell manufacturers, R&D engineers, and forensic scientists. Accurate tests and models are critical for predicting and controlling the complex electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical behavior of LIBs while forensic investigations and regulations are required. The Battery Safety 2018 conference continues this vital dialogue to integrate and implement LIBs safety to meet ever-increasing energy demands.
We invite battery safety specialists, regulators, forensic scientists, manufacturers, BMS experts, pack designers, chemists, and electrical engineers who are improving battery safety to submit a proposal for consideration of a podium or poster presentation.
Coverage will include, but is not limited to:
Safety for applied use:
- Engineering safety with chemistries and materials
- State of health (SOH)
- State of charge (SOC)
- Charge temperature, current, and voltage
- Impact of battery material on safety
- Cell research and safety, commercial cells evaluation, and failure analysis
- Systems-level research, evaluation, and failure analysis
- Designing a better BMS system
- Predictive battery simulations and modeling of thermal management practices
- Safety standards, standardization, and regulatory issues
- Safety vs. cost
- Internal shorts, thermal runaway and stability, aging, catastrophic failure, etc.
- Abuse tolerance and advanced testing procedures and protocols
- Manufacturing, building safety into the design
- Unique environment and usage
- Pre-incident forensic analysis