Microstructure optimization in fuel cell electrodes using materials design

Dongsheng Li, Ghazal Saheli, Moe Khaleel, Hamid Garmestani

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A multiscale model based on statistical continuum mechanics is proposed to predict the mechanical and electrical properties of heterogeneous porous media. This model is applied within the framework of microstructure sensitive design (MSD) to guide the design of the microstructure in porous lanthanum strontium manganite (LSM) fuel cell electrode. To satisfy the property requirement and compatibility, porosity and its distribution can be adjusted under the guidance of MSD to achieve optimized microstructure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-42
Number of pages12
JournalComputers, Materials and Continua
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2006



  • Electrode
  • Fuel cell
  • Materials design
  • Multiscale
  • Sta-tistical mechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Li, D., Saheli, G., Khaleel, M., & Garmestani, H. (2006). Microstructure optimization in fuel cell electrodes using materials design. Computers, Materials and Continua, 4(1), 31-42.