lithium-ion batteries http://www.kplu.org en How do engineers safely test potentially-explosive batteries? http://www.kplu.org/post/how-do-engineers-safely-test-potentially-explosive-batteries <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boeing will soon start testing its redesigned </span>Dreamliner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> battery. Battery experts say that means&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">engineers will have to experiment with flammable lithium-ion batteries to see if, well, they explode.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Engineers subject the batteries to something called safety abuse testing — crushing them, sticking nails in them — to see what happens.</p><p>So how do engineers manage to stay safe?&nbsp;</p><p>The trick, according to battery expert Dan Doughty, is to not get too close. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:04:34 +0000 Ashley Gross 8008 at http://www.kplu.org How do engineers safely test potentially-explosive batteries?