Reliability and Durability Analysis for Fuel Cell Vehicle Based On Road Test  
Author Songlin Zheng


Co-Author(s) Tie Chen; Shuying Wang; Xintian Lin


Abstract As an ideal solution to global energy issues and climatic change, the fuel cell vehicle (FCV) has aroused widespread attention in China and abroad. However, the complex structure of FCV and the weak foundation for manufacturing have hindered the improvement of reliability and the industrialization of FCV. This paper analyses the reliability and durability of FCV with data collected from road tests. Based on such analysis, this paper discusses the failure distribution rules and failure reasons for FCV. Meanwhile, reliability parameters such as MMTFF, MMBF are confirmed. It is also pointed out in this paper the general direction in which technological breakthrough should be made to further improve the reliability and durability of FCV.


Keywords Fuel Cell Vehicle; Failure Distribution; Reliability and Durability Analysis
    Article #:  19184
Proceedings of the 19th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
August 5-7, 2013 - Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.