Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/615655
Title:
An effective mesh strategy for CFD modelling of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
Authors:
Choopanya, Pattarapong; Yang, Zhiyin ( 0000-0002-6629-1360 )
Abstract:
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a major tool in PEM fuel cell research. Typical three-dimensional PEM fuel cell models involve more than 106 mesh elements. This makes the computation very intense and necessitates a methodology to mesh the computational domain that can keep the number of elements to a minimum while maintaining good accuracy. In this study, the effect of computational mesh in each direction on the accuracy of the solution is investigated in a systematic way. It is found that the mesh in different directions has a different degree of influence on the solution suggesting that the mesh in one direction can be coarser than the other. The proposed mesh strategy is capable of greatly reducing the number of mesh elements, hence computation time, while preserving the characteristics of important flow-field variables. Moreover, it is applicable to a wide range of cell sizes and flow-field configurations and should be used as a guideline for mesh generation.
Affiliation:
Unviersity of Derby, Department of Engineering
Citation:
Choopanya, P. and Yang, Z (2016) 'An effective mesh strategy for CFD modelling of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells' International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41 (15) pp. 6445-6456.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue Date:
Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/615655
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0360-3199
Appears in Collections:
Department of Mechanical Engineering & the Built Environment

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dc.contributor.authorChoopanya, Pattarapongen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Zhiyinen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-06T13:42:55Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-06T13:42:55Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-
dc.identifier.citationChoopanya, P. and Yang, Z (2016) 'An effective mesh strategy for CFD modelling of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells' International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41 (15) pp. 6445-6456.en
dc.identifier.issn0360-3199-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/615655-
dc.description.abstractComputational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a major tool in PEM fuel cell research. Typical three-dimensional PEM fuel cell models involve more than 106 mesh elements. This makes the computation very intense and necessitates a methodology to mesh the computational domain that can keep the number of elements to a minimum while maintaining good accuracy. In this study, the effect of computational mesh in each direction on the accuracy of the solution is investigated in a systematic way. It is found that the mesh in different directions has a different degree of influence on the solution suggesting that the mesh in one direction can be coarser than the other. The proposed mesh strategy is capable of greatly reducing the number of mesh elements, hence computation time, while preserving the characteristics of important flow-field variables. Moreover, it is applicable to a wide range of cell sizes and flow-field configurations and should be used as a guideline for mesh generation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectCFDen
dc.titleAn effective mesh strategy for CFD modelling of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUnviersity of Derby, Department of Engineeringen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energyen
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