Safety and Fire Testing

battery testing
Single cell test 2 jet region from Ofodike Ezekoye's Characterization of Thermal Runaway in Pouch Cells research project.

The UT Fire Research Group’s goal is to develop and evaluate mitigation strategies to minimize negative impacts of battery thermal failures through computational modeling and experimental testing. Collaborators are also exploring innovative techniques, such as ultrasonic inspection, for the in situ analysis of battery safety metrics.

Project Examples

Facilities and Tools

Faculty in This Area

Ofodike Ezekoye
Michael Haberman

Recent Research Projects

Understanding Safety for Lithium-Ion Batteries
Ofodike Ezekoye
TexTalks Webinar Series

Characterization of Thermal Runaway in Pouch Cells
Ofodike Ezekoye
Fire Technology

Modeling of Thermal Runaway Propagation in a Pouch Cell Stack
Ofodike Ezekoye
Fire Technology

Thermal Runaway Behavior of 18650 Lithium-ion Cells Induced by Internal and External Heating Failures
Ofodike Ezekoye
Journal of Energy Storage

4.8 kWh Battery Module in Thermal Runaway
UT Fire Research Group
UT Fire Research Video

Ultrasonic Inspection of LIBs for SOC, SOH, and Battery Safety
Ofodike Ezekoye and Michael Haberman
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America