The Simulation of a PEMFC with an Interdigitated Flow Field Design

  • S. M. Guo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3516)


This paper presents the simulations for a two-dimensional PEMFC with an interdigitated flow channel design using FEMLAB. The multi-species flow of O2, H2, H2O and inert N2 is examined over the entire fuel cell working range. The transportations of these gases in the porous anode/cathode are predicted using the Maxwell-Stefan transport equations and the Fick’s law; the flow field is predicted using the Darcy’s law; and the electrical field is simulated using a conductive media model. The standard current-voltage performance curve, the species concentration of O2, H2, H2O and inert N2, mass fluxes, electrical current and potential distributions have been obtained.


Fuel Cell Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Porous Electrode Anode Side 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Guo
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  1. 1.Dept. Mechanical EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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