2021.06.03 Webinar: Accelerated Thermal Conductivity Testing for Optimal Electric Vehicle Thermal Management

Problems surrounding thermal management are amongst one of the largest challenge areas facing electric vehicles (EVs).  EV manufacturers don’t have a lot of time to address the challenge. Poor thermal management can result in weaker product performance, reduced lifecycle and, in a worst-case, thermal runaway events in which serious damage to the product and/or user can occur. To avoid such issues, it is crucial to have a proper understanding of the thermal conductivity of the materials used in the construction, particularly those of the battery. It is important to do this fast as the industry is undergoing significant disruption with engineering teams feeling significant pressure to shorten the time-to-market while hitting the quality performance needed to remain competitive.

In this feature application webinar hosted by subject matter experts at C-Therm – information will be presented on how to accelerate material performance testing in measuring the thermal conductivity of relevant materials found in EVs including: thermal interface materials (TIMs), phase change materials (PCMs), thin films and other battery/automotive components. Due to the variety of materials surrounding this application space, method selection is important.  An overview of thermal conductivity methods will be presented in how best to address each material type and specific challenge. C-Therm’s Trident Thermal Conductivity instrument provides three of the most prominent transient-based methods for thermal conductivity analysis, each with its own unique set of advantages. While no singular method can accommodate all materials and testing conditions, with Trident you have the option to select the one most appropriate for the material. Various case studies, both from  industry and academia, will be highlighted throughout.

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