Thursday, July 27, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:00AM EDT

In the event of significant structural or thermal abuse to a battery cell, elevated temperatures can trigger a runaway exothermic reaction that can propagate throughout the pack. During thermal runaway, the pressure relief mechanisms of the pack will result in venting (degassing) of hot, combustible gases. The potential for high temperatures and fire poses a significant danger to vehicle occupants and first responders. For this reason, regulations to guarantee 5 minutes for occupant egress before a hazardous situation in the vehicle cabin have been implemented in China, with similar regulations anticipated globally. To meet these global safety standards, OEMs must investigate the integration of runaway prevention and damage mitigation methods within battery pack and vehicle designs.

Join us for our live webinar on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at 9:00 am as we present a transient simulation workflow and CoTherm™ template that is capable of simulating a battery pack degassing event and the effect on the external vehicle system. We will demonstrate how this workflow can be applied to vehicle thermal analysis and heat protection studies.

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