Heat transfer in a PEMFC flow channel

Shiang Wuu Perng, Horng Wen Wu

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Abstract

A numerical method was applied to the heat transfer performance in the flow channel for a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) using the finite element method (FEM). The heat transfer enhancement has been analyzed by transversely installing a baffle plate and a rectangular cylinder to manage flow pattern in the flow channel of the fuel cell. Case studies include baffle plates (gap ratios from 00.05 to 0.2) and the rectangular cylinder (width-to-height ratios from 0.66 to 1.66 with a constant gap ratio of 0.2; various gap ratios from 0.05 to 0.3 with a constant width-to-height ratio 1.0) at constant Reynolds number. The results show that the transverse installation of a baffle plate and a rectangular cylinder in the flow channel can effectively enhance the local heat transfer performance of a PEMFC. The installation of a rectangular cylinder has a better effective heat transfer performance than a baffle plate; the larger the width of the cylinder is the better effective heat transfer performance becomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3579-3594
Number of pages16
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume29
Issue number17-18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1

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Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
Channel flow
Heat transfer
Engine cylinders
Flow patterns
Fuel cells
Numerical methods
Reynolds number
Finite element method

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Perng, Shiang Wuu ; Wu, Horng Wen. / Heat transfer in a PEMFC flow channel. In: Applied Thermal Engineering. 2009 ; Vol. 29, No. 17-18. pp. 3579-3594.
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