Title: Hierarchical modeling of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
Authors : Dujc, Jaka
Schumacher, Jürgen
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2013 COMSOL Conference in Rotterdam
Conference details: COMSOL Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 23 – 25 October 2013
Publisher / Ed. Institution : COMSOL Group
Issue Date: 2013
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : English
Subjects : Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell; Finite element method; Modeling
Subject (DDC) : 621.3: Electrical engineering and electronics
Abstract: A finite element model of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is described in this paper. We divide the PEMFC into two separate and parallel 2D regions which are connected by the 1D regions representing the membrane electrode assembly (MEA). COMSOL Multiphysics was used as a development tool for hierarchical 1D MEA models. Here we present a 1D model that is based on seven governing equations describing the transport of the charges, heat, dissolved water, water vapor, hydrogen and oxygen. An extension of this model includes also the eight equation corresponding to the liquid water phase. Preliminary results of our simulations are also given.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
Publication type: Conference paper
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/11676
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