Modelling compression pressure distribution in fuel cell stacks

Mikko Mikkola, Thomas Tingelöf, Jari 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)269-275
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Power Sources
    Volume193
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Keywords

    • Stack
    • Clamping pressure
    • Pressure distribution
    • Modelling
    • FEM

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