Faculty Advisor

Bar-On, Isa


This Interactive Qualifying Project verified that a Process Based Cost Model could be effectively utilized to predict the cost of manufacturing fuel cells using available production data. The report shows that a one kilowatt fuel cell stack can be manufactured at a cost between $80 and $120. The report also shows that the cost model is sensitive to changes in material cost, production volume, and material thickness. Reduction in Fuel cell manufacturing costs will be dependent on reducing material costs.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering