Modelling liquid water effect on proton-exchange membrane fuel cells
Document typeConference report
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European Commission's projectINN-BALANCE - INNovative Cost Improvements for BALANCE of Plant Components of Automotive PEMFC Systems (EC-H2020-735969)
This work introduces our ongoing research in developing accurate models for predicting and analyzing Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells performance. An initial model, whose response is compared with experimental data is first implemented. The simulated (and theoretically expected) cell voltage deviates from real behavior when the operating conditions change. Then an improved model, aimed to better approximate instantaneous voltage response to changing operating conditions by including liquid water dynamics, is developed. The results show that the new model achieves a better approximation of the voltage profile. The model is validated through experiments on a real fuel cell test-bench.
CitationAguilar Plazaola, J.; Husar, A. Modelling liquid water effect on proton-exchange membrane fuel cells. A: European Fuel Cell Conference & Exhibition (EFC2019). "8th European Fuel Cell Conference & Exhibition (EFC2019)". 2019, p. 333-334.