Fire Spread due to Thermal Runaway in a Lithium-ion Battery Cell
Conference poster, 2014

The risk of spreading of fire between Lithium-ion battery cells is assessed using Finite-Element (FE) modelling of the heat transfer initiated by a thermal runaway. The results are contrasted to experimental data where the heat release rate (HRR) is utilized as an input to the simulation. It is found that the temperature increase in a neighbouring cell can be quantitatively estimated during the early stages of the fire taking into account the anisotropic thermal conductivity of the cells.

thermal simulations

fire test

Lithium-ion battery


Johan Anderson

Carl Fredrik Larsson

Chalmers, Applied Physics

Petra Andersson

Bengt-Erik Mellander

Chalmers, Applied Physics

Fires in vehicles (FIVE) 2014 Conference proceedings

Vol. 2014 267-270

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