Performance Analysis of PEMFC Using Computational Flow Dynamics (CFD)

전산유체역학 (CFD)을 이용한 PEMFC의 성능분석

  • Kim, Sunhoe (Dept. of New Energy & Resource Engineering)
  • 김선회 (상지대학교 신에너지.자원공학과)
  • Received : 2013.07.09
  • Accepted : 2013.08.20
  • Published : 2013.08.28


Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is used to reduce number of experiments. The CFD tools are widely used for engine design and flow pattern analysis to reduce experiments. In this study the performance of a PEMFC single cell was analyzed by using STAR-CD, product of CD-ADAPCO. The effect of cell design and flow pattern on the performance of a PEMFC was analyzed with the 3-D simulation. As a result the performance of rectangular cell was the higher than that of square cell, while the flow direction scarcely affected on the performance of a PEMFC. Also the current density according to different excess ratio of air flow rate was compared and analyzed. The difference between maximum and minimum current density of flip-flow was lower than that of co-flow.


Hydrogen Energy;computational flow dynamics;PEMFC;hydrogen vehicle;fuel cell flow design


Supported by : 상지대학교