Title: Experimental parameter uncertainty in PEM fuel cell modeling : part II: sensitivity analysis and importance ranking
Authors : Vetter, Roman
Schumacher, Jürgen O.
Published in : Journal of Power Sources
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Issue Date: 3-May-2019
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : physics.app-ph
Subject (DDC) : 621.3: Electrical engineering and electronics
Abstract: Numerical modeling of proton exchange membrane fuel cells is at the verge of becoming predictive. A crucial requisite for this, though, is that material properties of the membrane-electrode assembly and their functional dependence on the conditions of operation are known with high precision. In this bipartite paper series we determine the most critical transport parameters for which accurate experimental characterization is required in order to enable the simulation of fuel cell operation with sufficient confidence from small to large current densities. In Part II, we employ the two-phase model developed in Part I to carry out extensive forward uncertainty propagation analyses. These include the study of local parameter sensitivity in the vicinity of a baseline parameter set, and a global sensitivity analysis in which a broad range of operating conditions and material properties is covered. A comprehensive ranking list of model parameters is presented, sorted by impact on predicted fuel cell properties such as the current-voltage characteristics and water balance. The top five in this list are, in this order: The membrane hydration isotherm, the electro-osmotic drag coefficient, the membrane thickness, the water diffusivity in the ionomer and its ionic conductivity.
Further description : Available online 3 May 2019
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.04.057
URI: https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.10093
https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/17089
Other identifiers : arXiv:1811.10093
Published as part of the ZHAW project : SCCER-Mobility
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