Modelling of water transport in PEM fuel cell

Cheng Jie Xu, Guang Sheng Zhang, Hong Tan Liu, Lie Jin Guo

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A mixed-domain, two-phase flow, non-isothermal model is developed to study the water transport phenomena, which has significant effects on the performance of PEM fuel cells. Modelling results show that: the total water concentration is decreasing along the channel in anode, while it is increasing in cathode, flooding is most likely to occur at the end of cathode flow channel; liquid water in cathode GDL presents opposite distribution at high current density and low current density, the saturation of liquid water is decreasing from inner side to outer side across the GDL at low current density while it is increasing at high current density.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1504-1507
Number of pages4
JournalKung Cheng Je Wu Li Hsueh Pao/Journal of Engineering Thermophysics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2010


  • Fuel cell
  • Modeling
  • Proton exchange membrane (PEM)
  • Water transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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