Microstructure design of fuel cell materials

H. Garmestani, D. S. Li, M. Khaleel

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Abstract

A methodology for microstructure design of fuel cell materials is developed. Statistical continuum mechanics theory is used to link mechanical, magnetic, and transport properties to microstructures represented. Texture, composite volume fractions, grain boundary character distribution, particle to particle and the void distributions are taken into consideration by using pair correlation functions and higher order statistics. Effective properties for transport and mechanical properties were calculated. The use of scattering techniques provides 3-dimensional information on two-point statistics. The information for microstructure is used in a general framework for microstructure design to optimize the properties of fuel cell materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008
Pages529-532
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2008
EventAdvances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008 - Huangshan, China
Duration: 3 Jun 20088 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameAdvances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008

Other

OtherAdvances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008
CountryChina
CityHuangshan
Period3/6/088/6/08

Keywords

  • Fuel cell
  • Microstructure design
  • Pair correlation function
  • Two point statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Garmestani, H., Li, D. S., & Khaleel, M. (2008). Microstructure design of fuel cell materials. In Advances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008 (pp. 529-532). (Advances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2008 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, ICHMM 2008).