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PEMFC Model, Fuel Cell and Electrolysis Model and SOFC unresolved

    • lancer

      Fluent Addon Modules:

      0. None

      1. MHD Model

      2. Fiber Model

      3. Fuel Cell and Electrolysis Model

      4. SOFC Model with Unresolved Electrolyte

      5. Population Balance Model

      6. Adjoint Solver

      7. Single-Potential Battery Model

      8. MSMD Battery Model

      9. PEM Fuel Cell Model

      10. Macroscopic Particle Model

      11. Reduced Order Model

      12. PCB Model


      Hello, I have a planar SOFC model, with interconnect, fuel channel, air channel, electrolyte, anode and cathode. I don't use catalyst layer for my SOFC model. Which module should I use? 

    • Aleksey Gerasimov

      Hello Lancer,

      If you use the Unresolved Electrolyte SOFC model (number 4) that the catalysts and the electrolyte regions will not be included. Alternatively, module number 3 can be used, however, this approach implies that the catalysts and the electrolyte are included in the geometry explicitly and are resolved. Module number 4 is a pragmatic simplification of the fully resolved approach. We do not offer an approach that includes electrolyte but excludes catalysts. Such approach would imply a dense mesh resolution comparable to the fully resolved approach, but would still imply that the reactions take place within the first planes of cells next to electrolyte on both: anode and cathode sides. 

      The Unresolved Electrolyte SOFC model is a pragmatic and a cost effective way to simulate SOFC cells and stacks.

      Kind regards,


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