Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, ( ISI ), Volume (15), No (3), Year (2012-1) , Pages (2-9)

Title : ( Three-dimensional modeling and development of the new geometry PEM fuel cell )

Authors: ایمان خزائی , Mohsen Ghazikhani ,

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Abstract

Abstract A complete three-dimensional and single phase CFD model for duct-shaped geometry proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell was used to investigate the effect of using different connections between bipolar plate and gas diffusion layer on the performances, current density and gas concentration. The proposed model is a full cell model, which includes all the parts of the PEM fuel cell, flow channels, gas diffusion electrodes, catalyst layers and the membrane. Coupled transport and electrochemical kinetics equations are solved in a single domain; therefore no interfacial boundary condition is required at the internal boundaries between cell components. This computational fluid dynamics code is used as the direct problem solver, which is used to simulate the two-dimensional mass, momentum and species transport phenomena as well as the electron- and proton-transfer process taking place in a PEMFC that cannot be investigated experimentally. The results show that the predicted polarization curves by using this model are in good agreement with the experimental results. Also the results show that by increasing the number of connection between GDL and bipolar plate the performance of the fuel cell enhances and the current density at the cathode catalyst layer increases.

Keywords

, Keywords: PEM fuel cell, duct-shaped, numerical modeling, current density, gas concentration, polarization.
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@article{paperid:1026014,
author = {ایمان خزائی and Ghazikhani, Mohsen},
title = {Three-dimensional modeling and development of the new geometry PEM fuel cell},
journal = {Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering},
year = {2012},
volume = {15},
number = {3},
month = {January},
issn = {1319-8025},
pages = {2--9},
numpages = {7},
keywords = {Keywords: PEM fuel cell; duct-shaped; numerical modeling; current density; gas concentration; polarization.},
}

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%T Three-dimensional modeling and development of the new geometry PEM fuel cell
%A ایمان خزائی
%A Ghazikhani, Mohsen
%J Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering
%@ 1319-8025
%D 2012

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