Modeling of Liquid Water Distribution at Cathode Gas Flow Channels in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell – PEMFC
S. Skoda, E. Robalinho, A. Paulino, E.F. Cunha, M. Linardi
Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares, São Paulo, Brazil
Universidade Nove de Julho, São Paulo, Brazil
The objective of this study is to determine the locations where liquid water accumulates at cathode gas flow channels, and the corresponding operating conditions. In such way it is possible to mitigate slug flow, responsible for channel blockage and hindering the diffusion of reactants to the catalytic sites. The model presented here is a comprehensive PEMFC 3D model, which includes liquid water ...
Comparison of Darcy's Law, the Brinkman Equation, the Modified Navier-Stokes Equation and the Pure Diffusion Equation in PEM Fuel Cell Modeling
Z. Shi and X. Wang
Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA
A two dimensional isothermal single phase PEM fuel cell model is developed and implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics, where Darcy's law, the Brinkman equation, the modified Navier-Stokes equation, and the pure diffusion equation are applied separately in porous electrodes. Three values of GDL permeability are investigated. Additionally, the order of the magnitude of each term in the modified N-S ...
University of Trinidad and Tobago, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago
This paper presents a 2D model of an intermediate temperature ammonia-fed SOFC (400 – 700 °C) based on the Temkin-Pyzhev model of ammonia decomposition. Phenomenological equations are implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics®. The Dusty Gas Model is used to model species transport in porous media, but a modification of Fick’s Law is used. Results show that intermediate temperatures can alleviate ...
Modeling Bioelectrochemical Systems for Waste Water Treatment and Bioenergy Recovery with COMSOL Multiphysics®
T. Oyetunde, D. Ofiteru, J. Rodriguez
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Most conventional wastewater treatment processes are quite energy-intensive. Global wastewater production is increasing due to growth in population, industrialization, and urbanization, creating an urgent need for energy-efficient wastewater treatment technologies. Moreover, waste streams (industrial and domestic) have drawn renewed interest as resources for water, energy, and product recovery. ...
A. Samba, N. Omar, H. Gualous, Y. Firouz, O. Capron, M. Abdel MonemO, J. Smekens, P. Van den Bossche, J. Van Mierlo
VUB ETEC, Brussel, Belgium and UCBN, LUSAC, Cherbourg, France
VUB ETEC, Brussel, Belgium
UCBN, LUSAC, Cherbourg, France
Multi-Scale and Multi-Dimensional (MSMD) modeling approaches have been proposed to simulate the thermal, electrical distributions and concentration behaviors of large size pouch cell. This approach is based on coupling of the energy balance with the Newman’s electrode model. Newman’s 1D electrochemical model is often used for small size batteries but not sufficient enough for large size where ...
Reverse Electrodialysis Process with Seawater and Concentrated Brines: a COMSOL Multiphysics® Model for Equipment Design
M. Tedesco, A. Cipollina, C. Scavuzzo, A. Tamburini, G. Micale
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, Meccanica (DICGIM), Università di Palermo (UNIPA), Palermo, Italy
Salinity Gradient Power (SGP) is a promising renewable energy source associated to the controlled mixing of two aqueous solutions of different salinities. Recently, Reverse Electrodialysis process (SGP-RE, or RED) has been identified as a successful way for the exploitation of such energy source, allowing the conversion of SGP directly into electric energy. COMSOL Multiphysics® modelling ...
Modeling of the Material/Electrolyte Interface and the Electrical Current Generated During the Pulse Electrochemical Machining of Grey Cast Iron
O. Weber, A. Rebschläger, P. Steuer, D. Bähre
Center for Mechatronics and Automatization, Saarbrücken, Germany
Institute of Production Engineering, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
The Pulse Electrochemical Machining is especially suitable for the precise production of complex geometric contours with high precision and high surface quality demands in series manufacturing. During this process, the negative structure of an electrode is copied to the workpiece without sub-surface damages. An adequate knowledge of the current and thus of the material removal behavior is ...
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
The model can be utilized for a virtual design of a hybrid joint interms of corrosion prevention. Structures can be optimized by the simulations by tailoring the parameters to get the most suitable result towards a Computer-Aided Engineering CAE regarding corrosion protection. This kind of computer based studies is a very useful method to accelerate developments in light weight structural design ...
2D Axisymmetric Simulation of the Electrochemical Finishing of Micro Bores by Inverse Jet Electrochemical Machining
M. Hackert-Oschätzchen, M. Kowalick, G. Meichsner, A. Schubert, B. Hommel, F. Jähn, M. Scharrnbeck, R. Garn, A. Lenk
Professorship Micromanufacturing Technology, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Chemnitz, Germany
SITEC Industrietechnologie GmbH, Chemnitz, Germany
SITEC Automation GmbH, Chemnitz, Germany
Continental Automotive GmbH, Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany
In this study the inverse Jet-ECM process of micro bores is investigated by help of multiphysics simulations. Based on the micro bore of a commercial sample nozzle a model geometry was derived. For simulating inverse Jet-ECM a transient model has been developed. Electric currents and deformed geometry interface were used. It could be demonstrated, that the maximal removal took place at the edge ...
Z. Qin, Y. Zeng, and D.W. Shoesmith
The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Models that describe hydrogen permeation through a thin TiO2 film deposited on Pd have been developed based on a mass-balance equation consisting of diffusion, reversible hydrogen absorption/desorption, and irreversible hydrogen trapping. These models are solved by the finite element method using COMSOL Multiphysics. By comparing model simulations with experimental permeation curves, values of ...