Modelling compression pressure distribution in fuel cell stacks

Mikko Mikkola*, Thomas Tingelöf, Jari K. Ihonen

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Abstract

A general purpose 3D finite element method model has been developed for the estimation of the compression pressure distribution in fuel cell stacks. The model can be used for the optimisation of any type of fuel cell structure at any temperature. The model was validated with pressure sensitive film measurements using PEFC stack components that had low rigidity and were highly deformable. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-275
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Volume193
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Stack
  • Clamping pressure
  • Pressure distribution
  • Modelling
  • FEM
  • GAS-DIFFUSION LAYER
  • INHOMOGENEOUS COMPRESSION
  • CONTACT RESISTANCE
  • ASSEMBLY PRESSURE
  • CLAMPING PRESSURE
  • CATALYST LAYER
  • PERFORMANCE
  • DEGRADATION
  • DURABILITY
  • PARAMETERS

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