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Monday, February 3 and Wednesday, February 5, 2014

AABC 2014. Tutorial E: Battery Pack Engineering for xEVs


Tutorial E:

Battery Pack Engineering for xEVs


Kevin R. Konecky
Presented by:
Kevin R. Konecky, Energy Storage Systems Consultant, Total Battery Consulting


Mr. Kevin Konecky is an Energy Storage Systems consultant for Total Battery Consulting, where he works with a number of companies in developing and refining their Energy Storage Systems (ESS); as well as assisting in scope development and reviews of technical design, costs, manufacturing and safety. Mr. Konecky has been a career-long proponent of strong product development and test plans that ensures a robust product for production. He has worked in the advanced vehicle and battery industry for over 16 years.
Mr. Konecky has previously worked at Fisker Automotive, General Motors, EnerDel, Cobasys and Lockheed Martin (now BAE Systems); developing multiple battery systems that are in use on hybrid passenger and commercial vehicles. He has authored multiple presentations and presented at industry conferences. Mr. Konecky has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY) and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue (IUPUI-Indianapolis, IN).


This tutorial will give an overview of battery systems design. An overall product development process will be discussed for a typical system. Design aspects of each individual subsystem will be explored with cost impacts of different design choices. Testing, validation and designing for safety will be other key areas of discussion.

  • Introduction to Battery Systems
  • Definition of Key Subsystems
  • Product Development Process Overview w/ Key Milestones
  • Systems Design
  • Mechanical Subsystem Design
  • Thermal Subsystem Design
  • Battery Management Systems (BMS) Hardware Design
  • BMS Software Design
    • Applications Software
    • Diagnostics
    • Algorithms (SOC/SOH/Power-Determination)
  • Application Testing & Durability Validation
  • Designing for Safety
  • Cost Considerations for Design Choices