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Author Zhuge, Weilin ♦ Zhang, Yangjun ♦ Ming, Pingwen ♦ Lao, Xingsheng ♦ Chen, Xiao
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Higher Education Press
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2007
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword PEMFC ♦ water management ♦ two-phase flow ♦ numerical simulation ♦ Power Engineering
Abstract Investigation into the formation and transport of liquid water in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) is the key to fuel cell water management. A three-dimensional gas/liquid two-phase flow and heat transfer model is developed based on the multiphase mixture theory. The reactant gas flow, diffusion, and chemical reaction as well as the liquid water transport and phase change process are modeled. Numerical simulations on liquid water distribution and its effects on the performance of a PEMFC are conducted. Results show that liquid water distributes mostly in the cathode, and predicted cell performance decreases quickly at high current density due to the obstruction of liquid water to oxygen diffusion. The simulation results agree well with experimental data.
ISSN 16737393
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-01-01
Publisher Institution Chinese Universities
Publisher Place Beijing
e-ISSN 16737504
Journal Frontiers of Energy and Power Engineering in China
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 3
Page Count 6
Starting Page 305
Ending Page 310


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