Linear and Nonlinear Viscoelastic Characterization of Proton Exchange Membranes and Stress Modeling for Fuel Cell Applications

Doctoral thesis OPEN
Patankar, Kshitish A.;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Subject: fracture energy of proton exchange membranes | hygrothermal stresses | hygrothermal viscoelastic characterization | mechanical durability | proton exchange membrane fuel cell | Schapery modeling | nonlinear viscoelasticity

In this dissertation, the effect of temperature and humidity on the viscoelastic and fracture properties of proton exchange membranes (PEM) used in fuel cell applications was studied. Understanding and accurately modeling the linear and nonlinear viscoelastic constituti... View more
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