PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using Matlab - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123742599, 9780080559018

PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using Matlab

1st Edition

Authors: Colleen Spiegel Colleen Spiegel
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742599
eBook ISBN: 9780080559018
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th May 2008
Page Count: 456
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Although, the basic concept of a fuel cell is quite simple, creating new designs and optimizing their performance takes serious work and a mastery of several technical areas. PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using Matlab, provides design engineers and researchers with a valuable tool for understanding and overcoming barriers to designing and building the next generation of PEM Fuel Cells. With this book, engineers can test components and verify designs in the development phase, saving both time and money.

Easy to read and understand, this book provides design and modelling tips for fuel cell components such as: modelling proton exchange structure, catalyst layers, gas diffusion, fuel distribution structures, fuel cell stacks and fuel cell plant. This book includes design advice and MATLAB and FEMLAB codes for Fuel Cell types such as: polymer electrolyte, direct methanol and solid oxide fuel cells. This book also includes types for one, two and three dimensional modeling and two-phase flow phenomena and microfluidics.

Key Features

Modeling and design validation techniques Covers most types of Fuel Cell including SOFC MATLAB and FEMLAB modelling codes Translates basic phenomena into mathematical equations


Chemical Engineers,Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Material Engineers

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Fuel Cell Thermodynamics
  3. Fuel Cell Electrochemistry
  4. Fuel Cell Charge Transport
  5. Fuel Cell Mass Transport
  6. Fuel Cell Energy Balances
  7. Modeling the Proton Exchange Structure
  8. Modeling the Catalyst Layers
  9. Modeling the Gas Diffusion Layers
  10. Modeling the Fuel Distribution Structures
  11. Modeling Micro Fuel Cells
  12. Modeling Fuel Cell Stacks
  13. Modeling the Fuel Cell Plant
  14. Model Validation


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About the Author

Colleen Spiegel

Colleen Spiegel


"Solid theoretical foundations with principles and modelling."--Muhammad H. Rashid, Ph.D., Fellow IEEE (USA), Fellow IEE (UK) "The focus on modeling and simulating fuel cells is unique."--Dr. Bhansali, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida