Development of accelerated test cycles for analysing real-world PEMFC degradations

Xin Fu
Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs) are a promising alternative to replace Internal Combustion (IC) engines due to their zero-tailpipe emission and fast refuelling time. However, prolonged durability requirements are still remaining challenges for PEMFCs technologies. In addition, not only the prolonged durability requirement itself, measuring the lifetime of a PEMFCs are highly time- and resource-consuming. The aim of this research is to develop Accelerated Test Cycles (ATC) based
more » ... Cycles (ATC) based on real-world PEMFCs operations to predict the degradations of real-world operations in a much-reduced testing time. [Continues.]
doi:10.26174/thesis.lboro.12462452 fatcat:us5wtx6qs5gdjg6mqfvpl6cy54