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International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME)

ISSN: 2305-3623 (Print), ISSN: 2305-8463 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJEME Vol.1, No.2, Aug. 2011

3D Steady Model and Simulation for a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Performance

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Author(s)

Yongsheng Wei, Hong Zhu

Index Terms

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell; Porosity; Water Transport; Model; Simulation

Abstract

A three-dimensional, steady-state non-isotherm mathematical model for proton exchange membrane fuel cell is developed. The model takes into accounts simultaneously the mass, momentum, energy, species, charge conservation equation and combines electrochemistry reaction inside the cell. The simulation results show that it is easy to improve the fuel cell performance for higher porosity in the diffusion layer, because of the benefit of speeding the gas diffusion, reducing the concentration grads of gas, depressing the ridge board domino offect and falling current density grads.

Cite This Paper

Yongsheng Wei, Hong Zhu,"3D Steady Model and Simulation for a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Performance", IJEME, vol.1, no.2, pp.75-82, 2011.

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