%0 Journal Article
	%A Tang Yuan Chen and  Chang Hsin Chen and  Chiun Hsun Chen
	%D 2009
	%J International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 31, 2009
	%T The Experimental Study of the Effect of Flow Pattern Geometry on Performance of Micro Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/12650
	%V 31
	%X In this research, the flow pattern influence on
performance of a micro PEMFC was investigated
experimentally. The investigation focused on the impacts of
bend angels and rib/channel dimensions of serpentine flow
channel pattern on the performance and investigated how they
improve the performance. The fuel cell employed for these
experiments was a micro single PEMFC with a membrane of
1.44 cm2 Nafion NRE-212. The results show that 60° and 120°
bend angles can provide the better performances at 20 and 40
sccm inlet flow rates comparing to that the conventional design.
Additionally, wider channel with narrower rib spacing gives
better performance. These results may be applied to develop
universal heuristics for the design of flow pattern of micro
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