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The Handbook of Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Design- Chemistry, Components, Types and Terminology



Elsevier, Amsterdam



The Handbook of Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Design- Chemistry, Components, Types and Terminology

 Author  John Warner

Year of Publication











Krishna B. Misra



Review Complete

The book comprises 16 chapters, preceded by Figure Captions, a Preface, Acknowledgements and Acronym List.



Chapter 1


08 Pages

Chapter 2

History of Vehicle Electrification

13 Pages

Chapter 3

Basic Terminology

11 Pages

Chapter 4

Battery Pack Design Criteria and Selection

15 Pages

Chapter 5

Design for Reliability/Design for Service

08 Pages

Chapter 6

Computer-Aided Design and Analysis

05 Pages

Chapter 7

Lithium-Ion and Other Cell Chemistries

25 Pages

Chapter 8

Battery Management System Controls

11 Pages

Chapter 9

System Control Electronics

11 Pages

Chapter 10

Thermal Management

16 Pages

Chapter 11

Mechanical Packing and Material Selection

07 Pages

Chapter 12

Battery Abuse Tolerance

13 Pages

Chapter 13

Industrial Standards and Organizations

16 Pages

Chapter 14

Second Life and Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries

08 Pages

Chapter 15

Lithium-Ion Battery Applications

33 Pages

Chapter 16

The Future of Lithium-Ion Batteries and Electrification

06 Pages


06 Pages

Appendix A: USABC 12-V Stop/Start Battery Pack Goals

01 Page

Appendix B: USABC 48-V Battery Pack Goals

01 Page

Appendix C: USABC HEV Battery Pack Goals

01 Page

Appendix D: USABC PHEV Battery Pack Goals

02 Pages

Appendix E: USABC EV Battery Pack Goals

01 Page


07 Pages



Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are used in many appliances such as smart phones, laptops, tablets, watches, The_Handbook_of_Lithium-Ion_Battery_Pack_Design-_Chemistry_Components_Types_and_Terminology__-_978-3-662-47214-9GPS devices, and many portable devices that we use in our daily life. As a user of some of these appliances, this reviewer has been always interested to know more about these batteries since I have changed many times the batteries used my laptops in last 10 years using under changing environment of use on account of travels. So as a user, to see a book ultimately on these batteries was a welcome event. As the author claims that it is not written with the assumption that a reader is an engineer, the book is written for all who may not have the idea of what these batteries consist of or how they are designed. The book assumes no background knowledge on the part of a reader and that widens its audience for its use. These batteries will also play a key role in automotive application and many other storage power requirements.

The book starts with the history of storage batteries and introduces terminology used in this field and goes on to explain the design of these batteries and compares various technologies available in the market today. The author introduces its various electronic systems and controls such as battery management system, thermal management etc. that a battery needs for its safe operation. The book further looks in detail the kind of applications these batteries can be put to use progressively, particularly in industrial and automotive field. This reviewer was fascinated by the inclusion of a distinct chapter on reliability of these batteries, including a chapter on failure modes of Li-ion batteries and also a chapter on future of these batteries to make discussion of Li-ion batteries complete. From sustainability point of view, a discussion of second life and recycling of these batteries enhances the utility of the book.


This review has been published in Vol. 12, No. 1,  January 2016 issue of the IJPE


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