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Batteries & Fuel Cellsx

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy in a Fuel Cell

A fuel cell unit cell is modeled using the full Butler-Volmer expression for the anodic and cathodic charge transfer reactions. The anodic and cathodic overpotentials depend on the local ionic and electronic potentials, which are obtained from the charge balance equations for ionic and ... Read More

Soluble Lead-Acid Redox Flow Battery

In a redox flow battery electrochemical energy is stored as redox couples in the electrolyte, which is stored in tanks outside the electrochemical cell. During operation, electrolyte is pumped through the cell and, due to the electrochemical reactions, the individual concentrations of ... Read More

Discharge and Self-Discharge of a Lead-Acid Battery

Lead-acid batteries are widely used as starting batteries for various traction applications such as cars and trucks and so forth. The reason for this is the fairly low cost in combination with the performance robustness for a broad range of operating conditions. However, one drawback of ... Read More

Transport Phenomena in a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Membrane-Electrode Assembly

This tutorial models how the relative humidity of the inlet gases impacts the performance of a low-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane-electrode assembly. The model includes humidity-dependent ionomer (electrolyte) conductivities, gas phase mass transport and water ionomer ... Read More

Diffusion-Induced Stress in a Lithium-Ion Battery

Diffusion-induced stress in lithium-ion battery electrode materials can occur as a result of compositional inhomogeneities during lithium intercalation in the host material particles. These stresses are important since the electrode host material can undergo significant volume changes ... Read More

1D Isothermal Zinc-Silver Oxide Battery

Zinc-Silver oxide (Zn-AgO) batteries are used in different industries due to their high capacity per unit weight. In this work, discharge of a Zn-AgO battery is simulated using the *Battery with Binary Electrolyte* interface. The electrochemical reactions in the positive and negative ... Read More

Ion-Exchange Membranes and Donnan Potentials

This model file was used for creating the plots featured in the blog post "[How to Model Ion-Exchange Membranes and Donnan Potentials](/blogs/how-to-model-ion-exchange-membranes-and-donnan-potentials/)". Read More

1D Isothermal Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery

This model simulates the discharge of a Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery using the Battery with Binary Electrolyte interface. The geometry is in one dimension and the model is isothermal. The model serves as an introduction to NiMH modeling, and can be further extended to include ... Read More

Equivalent Circuit Model for a NiMH Battery

A simple equivalent circuit model approach is presented for Nickel metal hydride batteries. The 0D model consists of resistor, capacitor, current source and state-of-charge based voltage source (SOC). An Arrhenius type dependence is used to account for self-discharge. All model ... Read More

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