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Morning Breakfasts In Networking Exhibition Area
Continental Breakfast

Chairs Opening Remarks

Bob Galyen, rt. CTO CATL, Chairman Emeritus of NaatBaTT

Optimizing The Whole Vehicle Architecture At A System Level

  • System integration optimization issues at a whole vehicle level
  • What are the emerging design philosophies for different classes of B.E.V.?
  • How does this impact the design philosophy for the overall vehicle, including battery pack integration and thermal optimization?
  • How do you incorporate cost optimization into your whole vehicle design concept to reduce the price of the vehicle?
  • Battery pack integration/attachment, thermal optimization and multi-function component integration

Enhancing Electric Vehicle Safety Through Advanced Li-ion Battery Pack Design Optimization

  • Delve into a holistic approach to battery safety, encompassing cell chemistry optimization, design enhancements, effective thermal management, advanced materials in packaging, and sophisticated battery management systems
  • Consider the trade-offs between cost, performance, and reliability when selecting and implementing safety solutions for batteries
  • Gain insights into battery safety fundamentals, including battery types, failure causes, safety solutions, and prevention strategies
  • Explore the diverse safety regulations and standards in place worldwide to ensure the safe use of batteries in automotive applications

Enhancing Battery Safety With CHR FR1000 Tape: Flame-Resistant Innovation For EV Battery Packs

  • Exceptional Mechanical and Electrical Properties: Explore the tape’s outstanding attributes that contribute to its effectiveness as an electrical insulator
  • Flame Mitigating Properties: Discover how CHR FR1000 Tape is engineered to mitigate the severity of extreme situations, such as battery thermal runaway
  • Resilience to High Temperatures: Understand how this tape can withstand flame torch temperatures of up to 1000°C, crucial for battery safety
  • Dielectric Strength: Learn about its impressive dielectric strength, a vital factor in maintaining electrical insulation
  • Non-Conductive Ash: Explore the unique advantage of producing non-conductive ash when burnt, reducing risks during unexpected events
CHR FR1000 Tape is designed to meet the demanding requirements of high-performance electrical insulation under normal operating conditions. However, its significance becomes even more pronounced in the context of EV battery packs. In the unfortunate event of a battery thermal runaway, this tape plays a pivotal role in mitigating the severity of the situation, contributing to enhanced battery safety.

Tackling High-Voltage EV Battery Challenges With Adhesive Tape Innovations

  • Adhesive Venting Solutions for Thermal Management: Discover how adhesive venting solutions facilitate the rapid release of thermal propagation gases, mitigating thermal challenges in high-voltage EV batteries
  • Electrical Insulation Tapes: Explore the capabilities of electrical insulation tapes, offering outstanding and uniform dielectric strength, along with optional structural bond strength, catering to diverse cell-to-pack and cell-to-chassis designs
  • Flame Retardant Tape Applications: Delve into the versatility of flame retardant tapes, used for encapsulating and mounting fire protection materials like aerogels or mica, crucial for safeguarding high-voltage EV batteries
  • Performance Testing and Validation: Gain insights into the rigorous test methods employed to validate the performance of these advanced adhesive tapes, ensuring they meet the stringent requirements of the EV battery industry
  • High-Throughput Manufacturing Techniques: Learn about the application methods that enable high-throughput manufacturing, ensuring efficient and cost-effective integration of these adhesive tape solutions into EV battery production processes

Comprehensive Thermal Measurement: From Battery Cells To System Analysis

  • Delve into a range of innovative solutions designed to address temperature challenges at various levels within the battery system
  • Battery Cell Level Precision: Explore the use of NTC elements for precise temperature measurement at the individual battery cell level, ensuring optimal thermal control
  • Cell Contact System (CCS) Enhancement: Discover how NTC sensors are employed at the CCS level to maintain accurate temperature data, ensuring safety and efficiency
  • Pack-Level Cooling System Optimization: Learn about inline flow fluid high-accuracy NTC sensors that contribute to the efficiency and reliability of cooling systems at the pack level
  • Flexibility in Cooling System Design: Explore the benefits of quick connection NTC sensors, enabling high flexibility in pack cooling system layout while ensuring effective temperature management

Morning Networking Break

Exhibition Hall > Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks

Enhancing Converter Power Density And Flexibility With Modular And Innovative Thermal Management Architecture

  • Die Choices and Placement: Delve into the crucial decisions surrounding the choice and placement of silicon and silicon carbide dies on the substrate, examining their impact on performance and efficiency
  • Modularity and Specialized Manufacturing: Uncover the benefits of a modular approach in inverter and converter design, enabling flexibility in the number of packages and phases while streamlining specialized manufacturing techniques
  • Unique Thermal Management Architecture: Explore innovative thermal pathways and cooling system advancements that ensure optimal temperature control within these miniaturized components, enhancing reliability and performance
  • Building Block Approach: Understand how a building block approach facilitates seamless integration into both liquid and air-cooled system designs, offering adaptability and versatility
  • Gain insights into the definition and benefits of Power Stack in an improved converter design
  • Discover the advantages of modularity and flexibility in packaging and phase configurations

Enhancing Electric Vehicle Battery Safety With Innovative Intumescent Coatings

Cutting-edge intumescent coating solutions, designed specifically for safeguarding battery packs during thermal events.
  • How does intumescence work in thermal protection?
  • Exploring the versatility of intumescence on various battery pack substrates
  • Guidelines for seamless application onto steel, aluminum, e-coat, and ABS plastic
  • Achieving optimal results: Wet film builds and preventing application issues
  • Insights into standardized testing procedures

Revolutionizing High-Strength Battery Design Electric Vehicles With Foams

Revolutionizing High-Strength Battery Design for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles with Foams
  • Understanding the challenges in H/EV battery design
    How these foams efficiently flow into narrow gaps (0.5-10 mm) during assembly
  • Reducing weight without compromising structural integrity

Electrified Propulsion Landscape And Advanced Battery Solutions: Navigating Development And Safety Challenges

The electrified propulsion revolution has reshaped the automotive industry, propelling it towards a greener, more sustainable future.
We will explore key facets of the electrified propulsion landscape, delve into battery requirements across various propulsion systems, and unveil innovative solutions to enhance energy density, system integration, and thermal safety.
  • Understanding the dynamic landscape of electrified propulsion
  • Current trends and future projections in hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and battery electric vehicles (BEV)
  • Tailoring battery solutions for diverse electrified propulsion systems
  • Addressing the unique challenges posed by HEV, PHEV, and BEV applications
  • Achieving efficiency, range, and performance through battery design
  • The quest for higher energy density: Roadmaps for different cell chemistries
  • Integration strategies to optimize overall battery system performance
  • Case studies illustrating successful energy density improvements and integration solutions
  • Leveraging analysis-led approaches for battery pack design
  • Methods to ensure safety, reliability, and performance
  • Real-world applications and outcomes of analysis-driven battery design
  • The criticality of battery thermal safety in EVs
  • Innovative approaches to mitigate thermal propagation risks
  • Advanced thermal propagation methodologies and fluid dynamics-based design

Innovative Thermal And Pressure Management Solutions For Safer And More Efficient EV Batteries

Forti, Adam – Global Business Development Engineer at STANLEY Engineered Fastening
Safety and efficiency are paramount in the world of electric vehicle (EV) batteries. As EVs continue to gain momentum, engineers face the critical challenge of managing thermal and pressure issues effectively.
  • Understanding the significance of thermal and pressure management in EV batteries
  • The growing importance of innovative solutions in the EV industry
  • An in-depth exploration of the Thermal Fin solution
  • How Thermal Fin inhibits cell-to-cell propagation
  • Enabling efficient heat dissipation for improved battery performance
  • Technical details and real-world test results
  • Vent Plug: Efficient Pressure Management
  • Pressure management with a flame-free design
  • The unique membrane mechanism for efficient pressure equalization
  • The critical role of these solutions in preventing thermal runaway and overheating
  • The roadmap for advancing thermal and pressure management in EV batteries

Optimizing Dielectric Materials For Enhanced Safety And Performance In Electric Vehicle Battery Engineering

Electric vehicle (EV) battery engineers face a critical challenge in ensuring the safety and performance of battery systems. The choice of dielectric materials plays a pivotal role in achieving these goals.
  • Comparative Analysis of Dielectric Materials
  • In-depth exploration of PET film, powder coating, solvent-borne coating, and UV-curable coating
  • Evaluating their advantages and disadvantages in the manufacturing process
  • Understanding their dielectric protection, edge coverage, adhesion, and environmental resistance attributes
  • Test results unveiling the performance of each dielectric material category
  • Hi-pot break down voltage before and after environmental exposures (heat/humidity and thermal shock)
  • Cross-hatch and lap-shear adhesion measurements
  • Thickness measurements on edges and corner radius
  • Assessing thermal conductivity

Networking Lunch Break

Soup, Salad, Mains, Sides, Dessert
Tea, Coffee, Juices, Soft Drinks

Preventing Thermal Runaway With Synergistic Thermal Management And Engineered Materials

The cutting-edge integration of thermal management solutions and engineered materials to prevent, contain, and manage thermal runaway effectively.
  • The power of combining thermal management and engineered material innovations
  • How these solutions seal, cool, and protect critical battery components
  • Enhancing Passenger Safety and Mitigating Thermal Runaway
  • Strategies to prevent and contain thermal runaway
  • Revolutionizing testing and safety standards to ensure passenger safety
  • Real-world case studies showcasing the effectiveness of integrated solutions
  • Beyond safety: How these solutions enhance the durability and reliability of battery compartments
  • Impacts on the overall lifetime and performance of EV battery systems
  • Achieving a sustainable and resilient EV ecosystem
  • How thermal management and engineered materials evolve alongside battery innovations

Innovative Solutions For High Voltage Power Distribution And Busbar Protection

The intricate world of technical and commercial busbar protection needs within battery packs. We will explore the design constraints, safety requirements, and the increasing complexity of the manufacturing process. Beyond electrical performance, our focus will be on the emerging demands in ensuring safety and reliability.
  • Unpacking the multifaceted requirements in busbar protection
  • Navigating design constraints, safety mandates, and manufacturing intricacies
  • Why performance goes beyond electrical metrics
  • A side-by-side comparison of traditional and new approaches
  • Exploring the unique features and advantages of innovative solutions
  • The broader implications of innovative busbar protection solutions
  • Enhancing safety, reliability, and lifetime of battery packs
  • Achieving a sustainable and resilient EV ecosystem

Innovations In Thermal Management: Unleashing The Potential Of Thermally Conductive Plastics

  • Unpacking the unique advantages of thermally conductive plastics
  • Leveraging heat transfer capabilities for efficient thermal management
  • Lower thermal expansion, chemical resistance, and design freedom
  • Exploring the wide-ranging applications of thermally conductive plastics
  • Their role in battery parts, electronics, automotive, power electronics, motors, fiber optics, connectors, appliances, and more
  • Real-world case studies showcasing innovative applications
  • Understanding the electrically conductive and insulating grades
  • How these materials enhance thermal management and drive innovation
  • The suitability of electrically insulating grades for applications involving electrical components

Designing An Efficient Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS) Using Digital Twins

The intricate process of designing an advanced BTMS using digital twins. By linking vehicle, pack, and cell scales; optimize energy efficiency, enhance vehicle range, and gain a competitive edge in the EV market.
  • The significance of multi-scale modeling in BTMS design
  • Leveraging digital twins for faster development, reduced prototypes, and proactive design changes
  • Real-world benefits for vehicle manufacturers
  • Building a vehicle-level model with BTMS components and control strategies
  • Accurate prediction of battery heat production with cell impedance models
  • Designing an efficient cooling plate using a 1D/3D approach
  • Impact evaluation of different thermal control strategies on range, battery life, and performance
  • Evaluating BTMS response to thermal runaway scenarios
  • Safety measures and preventive strategies

Solid-State Batteries: Safety Claims, Enhancing Performance, And Shaping The Future of EV Technology

The advent of solid-state batteries has ignited a discourse on their safety compared to traditional Li-ion counterparts. While proponents tout their potential to eliminate thermal runaway risks, skepticism abounds, warranting a closer examination of safety claims and supporting evidence.
In this thought-provoking conference session, we will delve into the safety considerations surrounding solid-state batteries and how innovation in both cell-level and module-level safety features is redefining the landscape.
  • Setting the stage: The emergence of solid-state batteries and the safety debate
  • The importance of questioning safety claims and demanding rigorous evidence
  • Exploring the key safety advantages of solid-state batteries
  • The promise of non-flammable, non-volatile solid electrolytes
  • Mitigating thermal runaway and explosion risks
  • The need for comprehensive module-level safety
  • Incorporating AI features for enhanced thermal management and battery

Harnessing The Power of AI In Thermal And Battery Management Systems

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a game-changing tool in achieving battery performance goals, particularly in the realms of thermal management and battery management systems.
  • Setting the stage for the AI-driven transformation of EV battery systems
  • The potential of AI in addressing thermal management and battery management challenges
  • Leveraging AI for real-time thermal monitoring and control
  • How AI algorithms adapt to changing driving conditions
  • Practical examples of AI-enhanced thermal management in action
  • The critical role of Battery Management Systems (BMS) in EVs
  • How AI-driven BMS improves state-of-charge estimation, cell balancing, and health monitoring
  • AI’s contribution to maximizing battery life and performance
  • Collecting and analyzing data for AI-driven decisions
  • The power of predictive analytics in identifying potential issues before they arise
  • Balancing data privacy with the benefits of data-driven insights

Afternoon Networking Break

Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Donuts, Snacks

Comparative Analysis Of LFP And NMC Batteries In Large Format EV Packs

Lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries have emerged as an attractive option for electric vehicles, promising lower costs and enhanced safety. However, the transition from material-level safety claims to large format cell battery packs raises critical questions.
The appeal of LFP chemistry for cost-efficiency and safety
  • Exploring the differences in thermal runaway behaviors between LFP and NMC batteries
  • Insights from single-cell and 3-cell thermal runaway testing
  • Observations on thermal propagation and safety implications
  • Investigating key factors influencing thermal propagation in large format LFP cells
  • The role of cell capacity, between-cell gap, and material choices
  • Practical implications for optimizing LFP battery packs
  • Identifying critical safety challenges in LFP battery packs
  • Strategies for enhancing safety while maintaining cost-competitiveness
  • Real-world case studies highlighting safety optimization efforts
  • Leveraging data and analytics for a deeper understanding of thermal behaviors
  • The power of predictive modeling and simulations
  • Balancing safety with performance and cost-efficiency
Key Takeaways:
  • Understand the thermal runaway behavior differences between LFP and NMC batteries
  • Explore the factors influencing thermal propagation in large format LFP cells
  • Gain insights into key safety pain points and optimization strategies for LFP battery packs
  • Discover the power of data-driven insights and predictive modeling in enhancing safety
  • Learn about collaborative industry efforts and future regulatory considerations

Advances In Multiphysics Battery Modeling And Simulation

In the quest for high-performance, durable, and safe batteries, understanding the intricate world of battery technology and its underlying physical processes is paramount. To tackle this challenge, the integration of multiphysicsmodeling software has emerged as a game-changer in the field. By enabling precise simulations of batteries, it empowers engineers to design with unprecedented accuracy and innovation.
  • Learn how to develop cell-level and pack-level models, tailor-made for various battery chemistries, providing a holistic view of battery behavior
  • Gain insights into simulating a plethora of aging mechanisms, allowing for in-depth degradation studies that pave the way for enhanced battery lifespans
  • Explore the ability to predict and analyze battery performance under diverse load cycles, including real-world drive cycles and hybrid pulse power characterization (HPPC), among others
  • Delve into the critical realm of thermal management and thermal safety, ensuring your batteries operate optimally while maintaining safety standards
  • Understand how to perform parameter estimation, a crucial step in characterizing battery cells and designing Battery Management Systems (BMS) with the utmost precision

Innovative Design Strategies For Battery Cold Plates And Busbars

Battery Cold Plates: These unsung heroes are tasked with dissipating the heat generated by the battery. Through generative design, we unlock a world of possibilities, exploring a vast array of design options aimed at supercharging cooling performance. Expect to discover innovative solutions that enhance thermal uniformity, a linchpin for safe and efficient battery operation.
Busbars: Tasked with distributing electrical current within the battery, a mission-critical role for efficient and safe battery operation. Generative design takes center stage, delivering a busbar design that optimizes electrical current distribution while reducing component weight – a double win for performance and efficiency.
  • A paradigm shift in EV battery packs. Generative design strategies to revolutionize thermal management, translating into superior performance, enhanced efficiency, and unwavering reliability of battery systems

Revolutionizing Battery Safety And Performance With Battery Venting Solutions

Innovative integral battery venting solutions that promises to reshape the landscape of battery systems; to address the ever-changing pressures within battery packs, driven by temperature and altitude fluctuations.
  • Incorporates a high-flow thermal runaway safety valve with re-sealing capability, ensuring that your battery system remains secure even under the most challenging conditions
  • Say goodbye to unwanted pressure buildup within the battery pack. Engineering to provide precise pressure equalization, safeguarding your EV’s vital components
  • How to reduce the moisture that can accumulate inside the battery pack, optimizing its lifespan and performance

Innovating EV Battery Packs: Computational Material Science Unleashed In Thermoset Resin Design

The transformative power of computational material science and engineering tools in the realm of thermoset resin design.
  • Witness how CFD is harnessed to predict the flow behavior of thermosetting potting resin, not just between cylindrical battery cells but also between cells and the walls of the EV battery pack. Explore the insights that pave the way for optimized resin application, enhancing performance and efficiency
  • Uncover the fascinating world of structural resonance frequencies and their dynamic changes as a result of cured resin modulus variations. Delve into the implications on noise and vibration management, a crucial aspect of EV battery engineering
  • Gain deep insights into the analysis of sudden high-temperature thermal events originating from one cell, and how heat dissipation unfolds through the cured resins to neighboring cells. Understand the critical role played by thermoset resins in managing thermal stress within the battery pack
  • Discover how computational modeling enhances the design of liquid thermosetting resins, a cornerstone of modern EV battery assembly
  • Understand why computational modeling is not just an option but a necessity for material developers to align with the evolving demands of OEMs and Tier suppliers, particularly in the context of EV battery opportunities
  • Recognize the power of early-stage material development that feeds directly into thermoset resin design, revolutionizing EV battery packs without getting bogged down in intricate details

Foam Armor For Electric Vehicle Batteries: Elevating Safety And Reliability

  • Exceptional Lightweight Material: Delve into the chemistry behind Polyurethane Expanding Foams and understand how this process creates a remarkably lightweight material
  • Mechanical Protection for Battery Cells: Learn how these structural foams provide robust mechanical protection for battery cells, safeguarding them from various external forces
  • Thermal Runaway Mitigation: Discover how these foams play a crucial role in containing thermal runaway events within battery packs. By preventing flames and degradation by-products from spreading to adjacent cells, they significantly enhance the safety of the entire battery system
This session promises a deep dive into the cutting-edge technology that is poised to revolutionize EV battery safety. Gain valuable insights into how Polyurethane Structural Foams contribute to the protection, longevity, and overall safety of electric vehicle battery packs.

Revolutionizing EV Battery Cooling: Exploring The Benefits Of Rollbonded Cooling Plates

(EV) revolution hinges on innovations that propel battery technology to new heights, and at the heart of this transformation lies the rollbonded cooling plate.
  • Mastering Rollbonding Technology: Understand how this technique unlocks unparalleled possibilities in shaping and architecture, surpassing conventional brazing methods
  • Optimal Space Utilization: Explore how rollbonded cooling plates empower battery manufacturers to craft diverse designs for battery boxes, vehicle floors, lids, and modules. Witness the art of optimizing space while enhancing heat transfer efficiency from the battery to the coolant, a game-changer for EV battery systems
  • Versatility and Sustainability: Delve into the versatility of rollbonded cooling plates and their sustainability advantages compared to traditional brazing methods. Discover how this innovation aligns with the evolving environmental consciousness of the EV industry
  • Uncover how rollbonded cooling plates revolutionize EV battery cooling, offering advanced solutions beyond conventional methods.
  • Learn how to harness the potential of rollbonding technology to optimize space utilization in battery systems, a critical factor in EV design
  • Understand the environmental benefits that come hand-in-hand with rollbonded cooling plates, contributing to the sustainability goals of the EV industry

Chairs Closing Remarks

Bob Galyen, rt. CTO CATL, Chairman Emeritus of NaatBaTT

All Attendee Evening Drinks Reception


Networking Dinner Reception

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