In this tech talk, Steven had the pleasure of discussing the design principles in the fuel cell stack design with Roger Penn, Senior Engineer of AVL Fuel Cell Canada.
Learn about Fuel Cell Stack Design Principles
Steven asks Roger about the maximum number of fuel cell stacks that can be stacked together, and Roger explains that the number of stacks depends on the required power, heat rejection, efficiency requirements, active area, current density, packaging space, voltage, DC-DC converter, compression force, shock and vibration, and customer requirements. The topics such as converter voltage and shock and vibration were also discussed. Roger explains that when designing a fuel cell stack, factors like heat rejection, efficiency requirements, active area, current density, packaging space, voltage, DC-DC converter, compression force, shock, and vibration are all interrelated, and the designer must take into consideration all these inputs from the requirements and the customer to decide the number of cells that are required in the stack.
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