Category: Transient Plane Source
Author(s): Guoqing Xu
Keywords: Compressive Loading, Electrical Conductivity, fuel cell, Optical Microscope, PEFCs, Permeability, Polymer electrolyte, porosity, Thermal Conductivity, thickness
Abstract: This thesis looked at the relationship between thermal conductivity and compression and saturation in three different fuel cell diffusion media (DM). The stress-strain relationship of the materials was investigated using an optical microscope, and thermal conductivity was measured by a thermal constants analyzer. A theoretical model of the maximum through-plane thermal conductivity was developed as a function of compression and saturation.
Reference: Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2013.