Transient performance investigation of different flow-field designs of automotive polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620638
Title:
Transient performance investigation of different flow-field designs of automotive polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Authors:
Choopanya, Pattarapong; Yang, Zhiyin ( 0000-0002-6629-1360 )
Abstract:
Transient performance of a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell in terms of the time-dependent current density profile that responds to the varying cell potential is of critical importance for an automotive PEM fuel cell. A step change in cell potential is applied to the cell terminals to simulate a sudden change in load demand due to an engine startup or very high acceleration. The transient responses of the three most commonly used flow-fields, namely, parallel, single-serpentine, and interdigitated designs in terms of the magnitude of current overshoot and time taken to adjust to the new equilibrium state are compared. The results suggest the serpentine flow-field outperforms its two counterparts as it balances the satisfactory transient performance with an expense of acceptable pressure drop across the cell and hence it is the most appropriate design to be used in automotive PEM fuel cells.
Affiliation:
University of Derby, UK
Citation:
Choopanya, Pattarapong and Yang, Zhiyin, 'Transient performance investigation of different flow-field designs of automotive polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)' , Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Orlando, Florida, 14 - 16 July 2014
Publisher:
International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT).
Journal:
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Issue Date:
14-Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620638
Additional Links:
https://edas.info/web/hefat2014/home.html; https://edas.info/web/hefat2014/programme.html
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Department of Mechanical Engineering & the Built Environment

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dc.contributor.authorChoopanya, Pattarapongen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Zhiyinen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-17T19:35:37Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-17T19:35:37Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-14-
dc.identifier.citationChoopanya, Pattarapong and Yang, Zhiyin, 'Transient performance investigation of different flow-field designs of automotive polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)' , Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Orlando, Florida, 14 - 16 July 2014en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620638-
dc.description.abstractTransient performance of a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell in terms of the time-dependent current density profile that responds to the varying cell potential is of critical importance for an automotive PEM fuel cell. A step change in cell potential is applied to the cell terminals to simulate a sudden change in load demand due to an engine startup or very high acceleration. The transient responses of the three most commonly used flow-fields, namely, parallel, single-serpentine, and interdigitated designs in terms of the magnitude of current overshoot and time taken to adjust to the new equilibrium state are compared. The results suggest the serpentine flow-field outperforms its two counterparts as it balances the satisfactory transient performance with an expense of acceptable pressure drop across the cell and hence it is the most appropriate design to be used in automotive PEM fuel cells.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT).en
dc.relation.urlhttps://edas.info/web/hefat2014/home.htmlen
dc.relation.urlhttps://edas.info/web/hefat2014/programme.htmlen
dc.subjectFuel cellsen
dc.subjectCFDen
dc.titleTransient performance investigation of different flow-field designs of automotive polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)en
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derby, UKen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamicsen
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