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Title: Macro-scale analysis of large scale PEM fuel cell flow-fields for automotive applications
Authors: S. Shimpalee
S. Hirano
M. DeBolt
V. Lilavivat
J. W. Weidner
Y. Khunatorn
Keywords: Chemistry
Materials Science
Physics and Astronomy
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2017
Abstract: © The Author(s) 2017. Published by ECS. All rights reserved. The objective of this work is to establish the design principles for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell in automotive applications. In this work, the macro-scale analysis was considered to create the overall design principle. A combination of experiments and numerical simulations were carried out and the results analyzed to enhance understanding of the behavior of the large-scale 300-cm2proton exchange membrane fuel cell under automotive operations. A three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics-based methodology was used to predict such as the current and temperature distributions of this design as a function of anode relative humidity. The effect of flow direction and the cooling pattern on this design was also taken into account to enhance the understanding for this selected flow-field design. The predictions show that the gas flow and cooling directions are important dependent variables that can impact the overall performance and local distributions.
ISSN: 19457111
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