Toward developing a computational capability for PEM fuel cell design and optimization

Ken S. Chen, Brian Carnes, Fangming Jiang, Gang Luo, Chao-yang Wang

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Abstract

In this paper, we report the progress made in our project recently funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) toward developing a computational capability, which includes a two-phase, three-dimensional PEM (polymer electrolyte membrane) fuel cell model and its coupling with DAKOTA (a design and optimization toolkit developed and being enhanced by Sandia National Laboratories). We first present a brief literature survey in which the prominent/notable PEM fuel cell models developed by various researchers or groups are reviewed. Next, we describe the two-phase, three-dimensional PEM fuel cell model being developed, tested, and later validated by experimental data. Results from case studies are presented to illustrate the utility of our comprehensive, integrated cell model. The coupling between the PEM fuel cell model and DAKOTA is briefly discussed. Our efforts in this DOE-funded project are focused on developing a validated computational capability that can be employed for PEM fuel cell design and optimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2010 8th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2010
Pages445-454
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventASME 2010 8th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2010 - Brooklyn, NY, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2010Jun 16 2010

Publication series

NameASME 2010 8th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2010
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2010 8th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, FUELCELL 2010
CountryUnited States
CityBrooklyn, NY
Period6/14/106/16/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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