Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2012-89419
Title: Computational study of edge cooling for open-cathode polymer electrolyte fuel cell stacks
Authors: Sasmito, A.P.
Shamim, T.
Birgersson, E. 
Mujumdar, A.S. 
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Sasmito, A.P.,Shamim, T.,Birgersson, E.,Mujumdar, A.S. (2012). Computational study of edge cooling for open-cathode polymer electrolyte fuel cell stacks. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE) 6 (PARTS A AND B) : 865-874. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2012-89419
Abstract: In open-cathode polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) stacks, a significant temperature rise can exist due to insufficient cooling, especially at higher current densities. To improve stack thermal management whilst reducing the cost for cooling, we propose a forced air-convection open-cathode fuel cell stack with edge cooling (fins). The impact of the edge cooling is studied via mathematical model of the threedimensional two-phase flow and associated conservation equations of mass, momentum, species, energy and charge. The model includes stack, ambient, fan and fins used for cooling. The model results predict better thermal management and stack performance for the proposed design as compared to the conventional open-cathode stack design, which shows potential for practical application. Several key design parameters - fin material and fin geometry - Are also investigated with regards to the stack performance and thermal management. Copyright © 2012 by ASME.
Source Title: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/73271
ISBN: 9780791845226
DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2012-89419
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