Thermal runaway and thermal propagation of lithium ion batteries

Thermal runaway and thermal propagation, i.e. the propagation of a thermal incident from cell to cell inside a battery, are part of the most significant safety challenges in the use of lithium ion batteries as it occurs e.g. in the growing segment of electromobility. In the workshop, fundamentals of thermal runaway and thermal propagation in lithium ion batteries are discussed. In addition, challenges and results from battery safety tests will be presented as well as possible approaches for battery performance and safety simulation. Furthermore, possibilities of fault detection are discussed and their advantages and limitations are shown. The seminar is completed by a discussion of safety in general like functional safety concepts by ISO 262621:2019 with respect to battery technology and the presentation of laws and standards concerning battery safety.

Online Seminar
March 28, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: 545,00 €
Chair: Jacob Klink, M. Sc., Technische Universität Clausthal

Prof. Heinz Wenzl
Dr. Alexander Börger
Jacob Klink M.Sc.
Dr. Andreas Pfrang
Dr.-Ing. Jan Richter


9:30 a.m.  Login and welcome
9:45 a.m.  Introduction of participants and speaker/ expectations
10:00 a.m. Introduction to battery safety and Thermal Runaway/Propagation
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.  Concept of system safety
11:45 a.m.  Experimental testing of TR/TP
12:30 a.m.  Lunch break
1:30 p.m.  Norms, standards and laws for TR/TP
2:15 p.m.  Detection of cell faults
3:15 p.m.  Break
3:30 p.m.  Electrical and thermal battery simulation
4:30 p.m.  Conclusion & Discussion
4:45 p.m.  Feedback, Networking, etc
5:00 p.m.  End of the event

Circle of Participants

Engineers in R&D esp. from the automotive and battery industry, members ofuniversities from the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics and computersciences and related areas, patent attorneys