Normally closed electrostatic microvalve with pressure balance mechanism for portable fuel cell application. Part I: Design and simulation

Kazushi Yoshida, Shuji Tanaka, Yosuke Hagihara, Shigeaki Tomonari, Masayoshi Esashi

研究成果: Article査読

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This paper describes the design and simulation of an electrostatic microvalve which controls fuel in a portable direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) system. The microvalve adopted a novel pressure balance mechanism to achieve normally closed operation against pressurized fuel. We established a theoretical model and method to simulate the performance of the microvalve, and designed the microvalve which controls methanol with a supply pressure of 30 kPa at a driving voltage of 36 V. This specification matches a 5 W class DMFC under development. Crown

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)299-306
ページ数8
ジャーナルSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
157
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 器械工学
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜
  • 金属および合金
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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