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URN etd-0707108-001239 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 3315 times. Download 818 times. Author Chia-Sheng Hsiao Author's Email Address No Public. Department Mechanical Engineering Year 2007 Semester 2 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese Page Count 85 Title STUDY ON THE WAVY-SERPENTINE FLOW FIELD OF PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL Keyword proton exchange membrane fuel cell flow field flow field proton exchange membrane fuel cell Abstract In the proton exchange membrane fuel cell, the measure of reaction gas which diffuses to the MEA has essential effect on efficiency of fuel cell. Through comparing the results of experiments with those of numerical simulations, this thesis investigates the method of the using wavy-serpentine flow field to increase reaction gas which diffuses to the MEA.
This investigation uses the commercial packaged software ESI-CFD to do the numerical simulations. There are certain of difficulties in numerical simulations because of too many zigzags in the design of the flow field. Therefore, basing on the same size of serpentine flow field, this simulation varies the permeability to affect the measure of diffusion of reaction gas.
After analysis of numerical simulations, the experiment put the fuel cell in practice. Then according to the differences between the results of experiments and those of numerical simulations, the method’s feasibility and its solutions are investigated in detail.
Advisor Committee Hong-Sen Kou - advisor
Ji-Jen Lee - advisor
Cheng-Fang Chen - co-chair
Wen-Der Hsieh - co-chair
Files Date of Defense 2008-05-29 Date of Submission 2008-07-08