Development of design advisor tool for direct methanol fuel cell

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Abstract

The main objective of this study is to develop a user friendly design advisor tool for passive Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC). The advisor tool is displayed as Graphic User Interface (GUI) written in Matlab and visual C++. Due to complexity of the equation, the tool is developed based on one dimensional equation with respect to general design models modified from existing models for DMFCs. However the models are modified and presented in a simple short cut design method. The tool is capable of designing a conceptually passive type of DMFC unit before fabrication and predicts the performance of cell unit. It also presents the optimum design parameters of DMFC such as concentration of methanol, current density, power density and etc. Several applications of the tool are presented to highlight the tool's functionality. The design advisor tool was verified with experimental data. A micro DMFC with 4cm2 active area was taken as case study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-350
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Design advisor tool
  • Direct methanol fuel cell
  • DMFC
  • Matlab

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