Improving Low Temperature Performance of Lithium Ion Batteries

Open Access
Author:
Salehi, Kamiar Kam
Graduate Program:
Mechanical Engineering
Degree:
Master of Science
Document Type:
Master Thesis
Date of Defense:
November 20, 2014
Committee Members:
  • Chao Yang Wang, Thesis Advisor
Keywords:
  • Mutual Pulse Heating
  • Low Temperature
  • Low Performance
  • Lithium Ion
  • Li-ion
  • Heating Strategy
  • Heating Method
  • Thermal Management
Abstract:
Low performance of lithium ion batteries was demonstrated through experimental data. Mutual Pulse Heating strategy was then used for the first time to experimentally heat Li-ion cell from -25oC to 0oC in around 2 minutes, recovering more than 50% of the cell capacity.