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Old   February 18, 2002, 14:49
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Paul
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I am going to model a PEM fuel cell with fluid flow, mass transfer, chemical reaction, heat transfer etc. Does anyone have experience on this area? Which commercial software , CFX, Fluent or Star-CD is the best to do this job? Thank you!

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Old   February 19, 2002, 10:34
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Alton Reich
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Paul,

We have done (and are continuing to do) a lot of work on PEM fuel cell modelling. We also have several customers who are using CFD-ACE for fuel cell modelling (several are in Canada - it seems that Canada has quite a few fuel cell companies).

There are several examples on our web site <www.cfdrc.com>, and more are being added all the time. I've got one from our recent fuel cell course (but it'll be a week before it makes it on the web site).

Regards, Alton Reich Application Engineer
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Old   February 21, 2002, 14:08
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Shane
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Please see ...

http://www.fluent.com/about/news/new...01v10i2/s2.htm

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Old   February 25, 2002, 11:12
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STAR-CD has been applied to all the main types of fuel cells including PEM's. In addition to fluid flow, porous media and full conjugate heat trasnfer modeling capabilities, STAR-CD benefit for this application is the ability to model the detail chemistry using the new STAR-Chemkin solver (partnership with Reaction Design). Please visit our web site www.cd-adapco.com for more information.
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Old   February 26, 2002, 12:59
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Martin Bowers
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I did my Master's degree on PEMFC CFD modeling at the University of Victoria. You could try checking out

http://www.iesvic.uvic.ca/research/f...iddynamics.htm
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Old   February 27, 2002, 03:32
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Hi Nick,

We are currently using Star-CD for modelling SOFC system components. And are working on models for cells, however we are not quite there yet with the cell models. Do you have any application examples of SOFC simulation using Star-CD ?

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Old   March 1, 2002, 17:35
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For those who are interested, please visit the www.adapco-online.com web site. There is a technical paper on the application of STAR-CD to a PEM type fuel cell.

Any questions please feel free to email me.

Regards Nick
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Old   March 11, 2002, 20:45
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At PNNL we have developed a simulation tool for modeling planar SOFC stacks. Our methodology combines the STAR-CD thermo-fluids simulation code with a validated electrochemistry calculation. The 3-dimensional modeling tool predicts flow and distribution of anode and cathode gases, temperature and current distributions, and fuel utilization.

We are presently investigating cell/stack geometries that create cross-flow, co-flow, and counter-flow configurations.

Please contact me by email if you would like more information.

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Kurt Recknagle kp.recknagle@pnl.gov
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Old   March 29, 2002, 17:18
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ammar muhammed
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I am eng Ammar muhamed i am working in cairo university as an undergraduate class tutor i am currently studying PEMFC in my MSC and please if possible send me your MSC in electronic format (pdf,ps....)
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