Interpretable Data-Driven Modeling Reveals Complexity of Battery Aging

17 May 2023, Version 2


To reliably deploy lithium-ion batteries, a fundamental understanding of cycling and aging behavior is critical. Battery aging, however, consists of complex and highly coupled phenomena, making it challenging to develop a holistic interpretation. In this work, we generate a diverse battery cycling dataset with a broad range of degradation trajectories, consisting of 363 high energy density commercial Li(Ni,Co,Al)O$_2$/Graphite + SiO$_x$ cylindrical 21700 cells cycled under 218 unique cycling protocols. We consolidate aging via 16 mechanistic state-of-health (SOH) metrics, including cell-level performance metrics, electrode-specific capacities/state-of-charges (SOCs), and aging trajectory descriptors. Through the use of interpretable machine learning and explainable features, we deconvolute the underlying factors that contribute to battery degradation. This generalizable data-driven framework reveals the complex interplay between cycling conditions, degradation modes, and SOH, representing a holistic approach towards understanding battery aging.


Lithium-ion batteries
machine learning
data analytics
energy storage


Comments are not moderated before they are posted, but they can be removed by the site moderators if they are found to be in contravention of our Commenting Policy [opens in a new tab] - please read this policy before you post. Comments should be used for scholarly discussion of the content in question. You can find more information about how to use the commenting feature here [opens in a new tab] .
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy [opens in a new tab] and Terms of Service [opens in a new tab] apply.