A study on transport phenomena in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell - Experimental and numerical investigation by the use of a segmented cell

Norio Kubo, Yosuke Fukuyama, Tetsuya Mashio, Yoshimasa Sakamoto, Jin Kusaka, Yasuhiro Daisho

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An experiment using a cell with segmented current collectors and a numerical simulation using a 2-D simulation model were carried out to study the fuel cell performance and the mass transport phenomena in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell. The result shows that the increase in concentration over-voltage at high loads and the dry-out phenomena of the membrane depend on the characteristics of the porous materials for the gas diffusion layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-277
Number of pages7
JournalReview of Automotive Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering

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