Dynamic Performance of Fuel Cell Power Module for Mobility Applications


Fuel cell powered vehicles have been developed as another alternative to internal combustion engine powered vehicles for some applications including passenger cars, buses, trains, motorcycles, forklifts, electric wheelchairs, electric trolleybuses, medical carts, military engines, personal sports craft, mobility devices and other self propelled equipment. Up to now, many researches have focused on the development of the power module in the Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) and the components of these systems such as membranes, bipolar plates, and electrodes. However, our work in this study focuses on operating the integrated fuel cell power module system efficiently for various operating conditions such as pressure, relative humidity and operating modes. In our validation we have utilized PEMFC single cell, with active area geometry 16 cm2 and of 120 cm2. Some results obtained in our study shown significant performance indicators for PEMFC stack (composed of 2 cells and 4 cells in a series) at different humidification levels.

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B. Mahmah, G. Morsli, M. Belacel, H. Benmoussa, S. Achachera, A. Benhamou and M. Belhamel, "Dynamic Performance of Fuel Cell Power Module for Mobility Applications," Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 2, 2013, pp. 219-229. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.52032.

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