System design for vehicle applications: GM/opel
Fuel Cell Technology and Applications
Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and systems (PEMFC)
System design and system-specific aspects
Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
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Handbook of Fuel Cells
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Masten, D. A. and Bosco, A. D. 2010. System design for vehicle applications: GM/opel. Handbook of Fuel Cells. .
- Published Online: 15 DEC 2010
Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) offer the promise of low or emissions-free, high efficiency vehicle power trains. However, many challenges and trade-offs are inherent in the adoption of the PEMFC stack to a complete production automotive system. In this chapter, major vehicle requirements are considered. A brief survey of the characteristics of direct hydrogen fuel cell systems, some permutations to the basic system and the options available to a system designer, as well as a more detailed discussion of some of the key trade-offs, are presented.
- proton exchange membrane fuel cells;
- system design;
- system efficiency;
- thermal management;
- water management;
- air management