FPE Faculty Lecture Series: Fire Hazards of Li-ion Batteries
Speaker: Stanislav Stoliarov, FPE Professor & FireTEC Co-Director
Logistics: Friday, August 13, 11:00 A.M. via Zoom
Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are among the most promising technologies for effective electrical energy storage. However, an exposure of LIBs to abnormal operating conditions may lead to a rapid self-heating accompanied by ejection of flammable gases and aerosols, termed thermal runaway. In the energy storage systems containing multiple LIB cells, thermal runaway may propagate to neighboring cells and grow into a large-scale fire or an explosion. This lecture will provide a review of the thermal runaway phenomenon and related fire dynamics in single LIB cells as well as in multi-cell battery packs. Applicability of various passive and active methods to suppression of LIB fires will also be discussed.
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