Our offer

Our offer

The Battery Abuse Center is developing a test bench. It is intended to investigate the reactions of batteries to loads occurring in the vehicle (plant poster; PDF)..

Your Contact

Your Contact

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Konstantin Sasse, M. Sc.
k.sasse@pem.rwth-aachen.de
Phone: +49 241 80-49403

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  • On the test field of the Battery Abuse Center (BAC), not only battery cells, but also battery modules + complete battery pack systems of electric vehicles including their battery management system (BMS) can be tested.
  • In the BAC, lithium-ion batteries can be examined for mechanical, electrical and thermal abuse events.
  • Standard-specific certification (e.g. UN T 38.3) can be achieved at both cell level and pack level.
  • The test bay is equipped with a 10-ton crane (8 meters high) for handling the lithium-ion battery.
  • Safety equipment of the BAC test chambers:
- High fire safety regulation (fire retardant classes FH90)
- Smoke/gas extraction system
- Nitrogen and compressed air flushing
- Water mist for active cooling
- Camera system
- Metal fire extinguishers (class D)
- Sensors for explosion gases (measurement of air composition)
- Design of the building according to EUCAR hazard level 7 (explosion)

Examples of our research expertise

Examples of our research expertise

  • Post-mortem analyses to investigate the quality influences of various production parameters.
  • Checking the reactions of batteries to challenges occurring in the vehicle, such as accidents or vibrations.
  • Electrical abuse on batteries to define electrical load limits.
  • Fatigue tests and load tests according to manufacturer's specifications for all vehicle components.

Funding Agencies

Funding Agencies