Experimental test plan and data analysis based on the design of experiment methodology

A. Esposito, P. Mocoteguy, F. Postiglione, M. Guida, C. Pianese, Antti Pohjoranta, K. Wang, D. Hissel, M.C. Pera, S. Pofahl

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    Abstract

    The development of fault diagnostics for fuel cell (FC) stacks and systems can increase their lifetime and therefore their overall efficiency. The development of such techniques often requires a reliable computational FC stack or system model. Given the complexity of such systems, endless time and effort has to be used to test the systems and identify the related models unless an adequate trade-off between available time and desired model accuracy is found. The Design of Experiment (DoE) methodology enables determining the best compromise between the number of experiments to conduct and the obtained information. In this work, the DoE approach is used to define a test plan that is carried out on a solid oxide fuel cell stack. The methodology is then further exploited to analyse the measured data and to determine the influence of the selected parameters (i.e. input variables) on the response extracted from the monitored variables. Specifically, a Full Factorial DoE analysis is performed and the relative results are compared. The results show which parameters have a direct effect and which affect indirectly, in coupling with other parameters, on the system response.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology collocated with the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME
    Pages293-302
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-4482-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology - San Diego, California, United States
    Duration: 23 Jul 201226 Jul 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
    Abbreviated titleASME 2012
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, California
    Period23/07/1226/07/12

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    Keywords

    • SOFC
    • DoE

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    Esposito, A., Mocoteguy, P., Postiglione, F., Guida, M., Pianese, C., Pohjoranta, A., ... Pofahl, S. (2012). Experimental test plan and data analysis based on the design of experiment methodology. In ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology collocated with the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability (pp. 293-302). American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FuelCell2012-91114