3-Dimensional Numerical Stress Analysis around a Micro-Channel Wall Crack Tip in a Micro-PEMFC

by Huang, Yen-lung

Abstract (Summary)
The main aim of this study is to develop three dimensional models for micro flow-field plate of PEMFC and use numerical simulations to discuss the reliability of micro flow-field plate which works in real. A crack exists in the plate is loaded by the shear force, which is produced by the fuel H2 enter from inlet, and will propagate. The Ag, which is used to collect the electrons, will peel off and the efficiency of fuel cell will decrease. The commercial package software ANSYS was used to simulate the stress state around crack tip. Three modes of stress intensity factors K£L, K£L£L and K£L£L£L, were calculated in order to describe the stressed behavior of crack. Finally, the inlet pressure, geometry of crack and channel size is changed and Taguchi method with ANOVA is used to find the factors which influence the stressed behavior of crack most. The simulation results show that K£L and K£L£L are influenced most by geometry of crack and K£L£L£L is influenced more by geometry of crack and channel size
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:none; none; none; none; none

School:National Sun Yat-Sen University

School Location:China - Taiwan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:fuel cell stress intensity factor 3 d micro channel


Date of Publication:07/21/2007

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