TUT1: Battery Pack Engineering for xEVs
This tutorial will give an overview of battery systems design. An overall product development process will be discussed for a typical system. Design aspects of each individual subsystem will be explored with cost impacts of different design choices. Testing, validation and designing for safety will be other key areas of discussion.

Instructor: Kevin Konecky, Energy Storage Systems Consultant, Total Battery Consulting


TUT2: Managing and Understanding the Risks of Li-Ion Battery Safety
A wide variety of stresses and abuses of Li-ion cells can result in safety events involving significant, and sometimes even violent energy release and thermal runaway. This tutorial provides a framework for a better understanding of how these safety events occur, how lithium-ion batteries respond to various stresses/abuses, how various stresses can lead to thermal runaway and why differing stresses produce challenges to assessment of safety characteristics of Li-ion cells. For major types of stress/abuse, a flow chart identifying key process steps and characteristics of cell response helps provide important insights regarding similarities and important differences of various types of safety-related failures. A systematic understanding of similarities and differences of most types of stresses helps provide important perspective regarding management of Li-ion battery safety as well as appropriate safety testing.

Instructor: Brian Barnett, PhD, President, Battery Perspectives LLC


TUT4: Improving the Energy Density of Batteries with Silicon-Based Anodes
This tutorial gives an overview on the benefits and challenges of using silicon-based anodes to improve the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. Topics will include 1) the key challenges in use of silicon-based anodes as well as progress in implementation of silicon and what can we expect in the future, and 2) the latest improvements in other battery components required to maximize the benefit of silicon-based anodes.

Instructor: Dee Strand, PhD, CSO, Wildcat Discovery Technologies

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