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Title: Toward predictive PEFC simulation : the importance of thermal and electrical contact resistance
Authors : Vetter, Roman
Schumacher, Jürgen
Conference details: 14th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modeling and Experimental Validation (ModVal 14), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, 2-3 March 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Winterthur
Issue Date: 22-Mar-2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: No review
Language : English
Subjects : Polymer electrolyte fuel cell; Contact resistance; Model; Simulation; Membrane electrode assembly
Subject (DDC) : 530: Physics
621.3: Electrical engineering and electronics
621.04: Energy engineering
Abstract: In computational models of polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs), thermal and electrical resistances between the different contacting material layers are commonly disregarded. Various experimental conductivity measurements have shown, though, that they can have a significant share in the overall through-plane resistance. Here, experimentally measured contact resistances between different MEA layers are implemented into a one-dimensional stationary two-phase PEFC model to demonstrate the importance of taking these effects into account in PEFC simulations that aim to be quantitatively predictive.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
Publication type: Conference Poster
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-3634
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Designing multifunctional materials for proton exchange membrane fuel cells
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