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Monday June 24, 2013

AABC Europe 2013. Tutorial C: Lithium-Ion Cell and Battery Safety

Tutorial C:
Lithium-Ion Cell and Battery Safety
Dr. Daniel H. Doughty

Presented by:

Daniel H. Doughty, President and Founder, Battery Safety Consulting, Inc.

Dr. Daniel H. Doughty has been involved with battery R&D, testing and evaluation since 1992. During his 34 year career in science and technology, he spent 27 years at Sandia National Laboratories, the last 14 years of which he managed the battery R&D group that was responsible for battery safety and abuse tolerance testing. After leaving Sandia in Dec. 2006, he spent over two years as Vice President for Product Safety for SION Power Corp., a company in Tucson, Arizona focused on commercializing Li-Sulfur rechargeable batteries. Dr. Doughty is President and founder of Battery Safety Consulting Inc., a company dedicated to providing expert and independent consulting services for a wide range of battery safety issues. He was the chair of the Society of Automotive Engineers Committee which revised and updated the SAE Recommend Test Procedure J2464, "Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) Safety and Abuse Testing", published November, 2009. He is an active participant in other SAE and UL battery safety committees, has been an invited speaker at international conferences, and has extensive experience in lithium batteries, as well as other battery electrochemistries.


  • Abuse Failure Modes
    • Field Failures
    • Abuse Failures
      • Overcharge
      • Overheat
      • Short Circuit
  • Abuse Response of Cell Materials
    • Cathode
    • Anode
    • Electrolyte
    • Separator
    • Binders
  • Gas Generation and Flammability
    • Electrolyte Decomposition
    • Flame Retardant Additives
  • Effect of Cell and Pack Design on Abuse Response
    • Cell Design Parameters
    • Pack Design Parameters
  • Testing Procedures and Standards
  • Summary