Simulating nonuniform properties in polymer-electrolyte fuel cells
In this transaction, results from mathematical, pseudo 2-D simulations are shown for four different thickness distributions of both the membrane and cathode catalyst layer. The results and subsequent analysis clearly demonstrate that the position along the gas channel is more important than the local thickness variations, especially for the membrane.
Weber, AZ., & Newman, J. (2006). Simulating nonuniform properties in polymer-electrolyte fuel cells. ECS Transactions, 3(1), 37-43. https://doi.org/10.1149/1.2356121