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Courses - Fall 2023
Engineering, Materials Department Site
(Perm Req)
Lithium Battery Fundamentals, Safety, and Assembly
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of the department.
Focus on the real-world considerations that allow for safe battery implementation into actual products while providing the opportunity to assemble functional battery cells. Fundamental electrochemistry, kinetics, thermodynamics, and material properties and their impact on cell and battery pack design, performance, and safety for lithium chemistry batteries will be explored. The lab will include hands-on experimental and design projects centered on cell design, performance, and the causes and effects of thermal runaway in lithium batteries. Site visits to battery research centers and manufacturers are planned.
The lab component will be held on specific days at ARL laboratory. The lab time will average two hours a week to accommodate ARL laboratory schedule.