Fuel Cell Bipolar Plate

Application ID: 14

A fuel cell stack operates at temperatures just below 100 °C, which means that it has to be heated at start-up. The fuel cell stack consists of unit cell of anode, membrane, and cathode connected in series through bipolar plates.

This study presents a model that couples the thermal and structural deformations in a fuel cell bipolar plate. The magnitude and position of the thermal stresses are studied in this model.

This model is included as an example in the following products:

Structural Mechanics Module