Distributed parameter model simulation tool for PEM fuel cells
journal contributionposted on 2018-01-26, 16:35 authored by Maria Sarmiento-Carnevali, Maria Serra, Carles Batlle
In this work, a simulation tool for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) has been developed, based on a distributed parameter model. The tool is designed to perform studies of time and space variations in the direction of the gas channels. Results for steady-state and dynamic simulations for a single cell of one channel are presented and analyzed. Considered variables are concentrations of reactants, pressures, temperatures, humidification, membrane water content, current density, among others that have significant effects on the performance and durability of PEMFC.
This work has been supported by National Project MESPEM with reference DPI2011-25649 and european project PUMA MIND.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering