Fuel Cell Bipolar Plate
Model ID: 14
A fuel cell stack operates at temperatures just below 100 °C, which means that it has to be heated at start-up. The fuel cell stack consists of unit cell of anode, membrane, and cathode connected in series through bipolar plates. This study presents a model that couples the thermal and structural deformations in a fuel cell bipolar plate. The magnitude and position of the thermal stresses are studied in this model.
|Displacements (top) and von Mises stresses (bottom) due to temperature and external loads.|