CFD based PEM fuel cell models and applications

Hongtan Liu, Tianhong Zhou

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Abstract

In recent years, various fuel cell models based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have been developed at the Fuel Cell Laboratory, University of Miami. These 2-or 3-dimensional models account for all the major transport phenomenon in all the major components of a fuel cell: two flow fields, two gas diffusion layers, two catalyst layers and the membrane. If necessary, collector plates, cooling channels and other components can easily be included in the modeling domain. These models can provide detailed multi-dimensional distributions of species concentrations, current density, over-potential, temperature, water content and reaction rates, as well as polarization curves. Application of these CFD-based models to various fuel cell operation situations will be presented and the uniqueness of such multi-dimensional models will be discussed. The limitations of such models and the need for multidisciplinary research, including those micro/nanoscales, will be addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages463-466
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 23 2003Feb 27 2003

Publication series

Name2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003
Volume3

Other

Other2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/23/032/27/03

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Keywords

  • CFD
  • PEMFC fuel cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Liu, H., & Zhou, T. (2003). CFD based PEM fuel cell models and applications. In M. Laudon, & B. Romanowicz (Eds.), 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003 (pp. 463-466). (2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003; Vol. 3).