A Two Phase Model For A Five Layer PEM Fuel Cell MEA

Application ID: 79191


A low temperature PEM fuel cell produces water on the cathode side, and for higher currents liquid water will form in the porous layers and in the flow field

The presence of liquid water has a large impact on the humidification of the ion-conducting polymer electrolyte, the transport of the reacting gaseous species in the porous media, and the pressure drop over the flow field plates

This benchmark/verificatioin model reproduces the base case model results presented in "Free open reference implementation of a two-phase PEM fuel cell Model", Vetter and Schumacher, Computer Physics Communications 234 (2019) 223–234

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: