Numerical simulation of mass and charge transfer for a PEM fuel cell
Carcadea, E × Ene, H Ingham, DB Lazar, R Ma, Ling Pourkashanian, M Stefanescu, I #
International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer vol:32 issue:10 pages:1273-1280
A three-dimensional, steady state, single phase model is developed to study the mass and charge transfer within a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell. A single set of conservation equations is used for all PEM fuel cell layers and the governing equations are solved numerically using a finite-volume-based computational fluid dynamics technique. The numerical results for the flow field, species transport and phase potential are presented for two designs, namely a PEM fuel cell with conventional and interdigitated flow fields for the reactant supply. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.