Building Better Batteries through Improvements in Battery Safety, Cell Engineering, and Battery Management Systems
14-15 MAY 2024
As battery technology continues its evolution, there is an increasing demand for meticulously engineered battery systems that fully utilise the potential of active cell materials. This involves the creation of battery packs that assure consistent cell performance and their seamless integration into vehicles, all while adhering to vehicle-specific constraints and maintaining safety, reliability, and durability. The design of individual cells, encompassing choices related to non-active components, exerts a substantial influence on battery performance and reliability. Concurrently, battery pack design and integration present challenges in thermal, mechanical, and electrical engineering. These challenges often remain largely unaffected by the specific chemistry of the cells being employed. To optimise both cell and pack design in accordance with the application, a precise equilibrium must be struck among factors such as cell and pack energy capacity, power capabilities, manufacturability, resistance to abuse, thermal attributes, and cost-efficiency.