E. Firat, G. Bandlamudi, M. Crisogianni, P. Beckhaus, A. Heinzel
Centre for Fuel Cell Technology (ZBT), Duisburg,NRW, Germany
Heat management is crucial for the satisfactory operation of HT-PEM (High temperature polymer-electrolyte-membrane) fuel cells. Current work investigates the use of heat pipes in a HT PEMFC stack consisting of 24 cells, each with an active area of 300 cm^2. Heat pipes are known to be thermal superconductors operating on the principles of high convective heat transfer and phase transition. ...
R. E. White, and Long Cai
R.E. White & Associates LLC, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
The existing lithium ion battery model in COMSOL’s Multiphysics software is extended to include the thermal effects. The thermal behavior of a lithium ion battery is studied during the galvanostatic discharge process with and without a pulse. The existing lithium ion battery model in COMSOL 3.5a is extended by adding an energy balance and the temperature dependence of properties of ...
Michael A. Vallance
Team Leader, GE Global Research
Over time, rechargeable batteries degrade and eventually stop working. You see some combination of declining capacity, rapid self-discharge, and reduced power. Degradation mode depends on battery design, but also on the application. Often, multiple physical processes contribute to degradation. In the laboratory, you can measure performance degradation. You can dissect the battery to discover ...
V.V. Narvekar, Q. Fan, and S. Warner
Dept. of Materials and Textiles, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
A computational model is used to describe the current density distribution and the water management in the Nafion® 117 and Nafion®1115/PP composite membranes. The effects of the change in the membrane water content and the back-diffused water on distribution of proton concentration is discussed.
Computational Analysis of Transport Phenomena and Electrochemical Reactions in a Polymer-Electrolyte-Membrane Fuel Cell
P. Mina, J. Pauchet, and P. Schott
LITEN/DTH/LCPEM , CEA-Grenoble, Grenoble, France
A two-dimensional transient model for the membrane electrode assembly of a Polymer-Electrolyte-Membrane Fuel Cell is presented. Species and energy transport, electrical current distribution, and electrochemical kinetics are described in the computational domain, which consists of the electrolyte membrane as well as a gas diffusion layer, a micro-porous layer and a catalyst layer for both the ...
M. Vallance, and R. White
General Electric Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY, USA
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
Sodium/metal chloride storage batteries, used in hybrid propulsion applications, provide high energy and power densities safely and reliably. To understand the dynamics of electrochemical cycling, a high-temperature sodium/ferrous chloride storage cell was modeled in two dimensions. The time-dependent solution shows that a reaction front, starting at the interface with the negative electrode, ...
M. Hackert-Oschätzchen, S. F. Jahn, and A. Schubert
Chemnitz University of Technology
The principle of electrochemical machining (ECM) is the anodic dissolution of a metallic workpiece at the interface to a liquid ionic conductor under the influence of electric charge transport. This erosion principle works independently from the mechanical hardness of the workpiece and is free of mechanical forces. The design of electrochemical machining processes is still performed ...
Ford Motor Company
Dr. Bernardi is a Research Engineer with Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI. Her research focuses on the analysis and simulation of electrochemical energy-storage and conversion systems. In particular, Dr. Bernardi develops mathematical models that predict system behavior and identify governing physicochemical processes. Experimental investigations support model development, analysis, and ...
A. Ivanov, U. Mescheder
Furtwangen University, Furtwangen, Germany
In the presented work the dynamic simulation of a silicon anodization process is performed. Two mechanisms of etch form development (diffusion in electrolyte, current flow) are considered and simulated. Influence of electrolyte conductivity and radius of the opening in the masking layer is discussed.
Kinetic Investigation of a Mechanism for Generating Microstructures on Polycrystalline Substrates Using an Electroplating Process
T. Soares, H. Mozaffari, H. Reinecke
Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, BW, Germany
Hochschule Furtwangen, Tuttlingen, BW, Germany
The purpose of this study is to understand the growth mechanism of copper (Cu) films on a Cu-Zn system substrate with a pre-defined pattern. The pattern was defined by conducting a selective etching process on a two-phase polycrystalline substrate. As a result of this process, there were etched regions correspondent to beta-phase crystals and quasi non-etched regions that belong to alpha-phase ...