Research trends: Pressure loss at MCFC stack junctions

H. Hirata, T. Nakagaki, M. Hori

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


The pressure losses at manifold junctions in a molten carbonate fuel cell stack depend on the stacking position of the cells and the manifold flow rate, and affect uniformity of gas flow rate in each cell. Pressure losses at dividing and combining junctions in a 100-cell plate heat exchanger type stack were examined by numerical analysis. The junction pressure losses at various cell stacking positions were calculated under various flow rate conditions, ranging from the minimum (80% fuel gas utilization) to the maximum possible flow rate (10% oxidant gas utilization). This is an abstract of an article originally published in J. of Power Sources 102(1/2) 118-123 (1 December 2001).

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationFuel Cells Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Strategy and Management


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