Battery Performance, Ageing, Reliability and Safety

A section of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105).

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Background and Aim

The use of energy storage systems (ESS) is unavoidable nowadays in various applications such as electro-mobility, portable devices and renewable energy. All these ESS have limited life spans which can have a variety of consequences. These affect the cost of ownership, performances, environmental impacts, safety, the viability of the application in which they are used, etc.

A key issue to consider is the ageing of ESS and the importance of optimizing their design and usage within their applications. The reliability of ESS can be improved at the design phase. Understanding the mechanisms, modes and factors of the ageing of ESS allows us to estimate their state of health and thus to improve their availability, maintainability and safety. Innovative solutions to extend their lifetime are also possible such as the use of optimal energy management.

In this section, we are seeking contributions that aim to improve the dependability, i.e., reliability, availability, maintainability and safety, of ESS. Download Section Flyer


  • Optimal sizing and design with consideration of ageing
  • Characterization techniques and performance dispersion
  • Ageing characterization
  • Innovative measurement techniques of ESS ageing
  • Ageing modelling
  • Battery Management System
  • State-of-health (SOH) estimation
  • Prognostic and health monitoring
  • Balancing circuits with consideration of the lifetime
  • Energy management laws taking into account ageing
  • Influence of ageing on cost and environmental analyses
  • Multi-objective optimization strategies including ageing consideration
  • Post-mortem analysis
  • Second-life batteries
  • Electrical and thermal safety issues
  • Life-cycle and techno-economic assessment
  • Safety investigations, testing and accidents analysis
  • Safety modelling
  • Safe cell and battery pack design
  • Safety monitoring

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