Design of experiment (DOE) analysis of 5-cell stack fuel cell using three bipolar plate geometry designs

Tabbi Wilberforce*, Abdul Ghani Olabi

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Abstract

The investigation conducted is aimed at establishing the best operational conditions to obtain the best output of a 5-cell stack Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) with three different bipolar plate geometries. The work further explores the best input parameters that will yield the maximum voltage, current power as well as fuel efficiency from each of the three designs under investigation. A polarization curve was generated for each of the three designs and a surface response plot developed for each experiment. The work concluded that the spiral design performed very well compared to the other designs under investigation and even existing on the fuel cell market.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4488
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume12
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020

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Keywords

  • Bipolar plate
  • Design of experiment
  • Fuel cell
  • Polarization curve
  • Spiral design

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