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2015

Masters Theses

Mechanical Engineering

<p>Proton exchange membrane fuel cells -- Testing<br />Proton exchange membrane fuel cells -- Design -- Computer simulation<br />Biomimetics -- Computer simulation</p>

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Experimental And Computational Evaluation Of Water Management And Performance Of A Bio-Inspired Pem Fuel Cell In Comparison To A Conventional Flow Field, Venkatanaga Bhaskar Prakash Saripella Jan 2015

Experimental And Computational Evaluation Of Water Management And Performance Of A Bio-Inspired Pem Fuel Cell In Comparison To A Conventional Flow Field, Venkatanaga Bhaskar Prakash Saripella

Masters Theses

"Fuel cells are being increasingly used in various stationary and transportation power applications due to their higher energy efficiency and lower pollution. Flow field design in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells is a major area of research for performance improvement. Bio-inspired flow field designs have significant potential for increased performance by effective distribution of reactants with better water management capabilities. In this study, a bio-inspired flow field design, formulated using Murray's law and mimicking a typical leaf venation pattern, is experimentally and computationally investigated in comparison to a conventional single serpentine design. Experiments are conducted using a special ...