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Modeling and simulation of proton exchange membrane fuel cell

Grant number: 13/11316-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Physical-Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Joelma Perez
Grantee:Otávio Beruski
Home Institution: Instituto de Química de São Carlos (IQSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


Given the major interest in alternative energy sources, fuel cells have been a focus of intensive research and development recently, both in academic and commercial environments. Simultaneously, the development of computational models for simulations is of particular significance, given the possibility of reducing expenses in the research of these devices, especially in cell stacks. Therefore the main objective of this project is the development of a computational model for the application in experimental unitary and stack systems of PEM type fuel cells, and validation using the polarization curve, current density distribution, and temperature profile. Additionally, the model will be used in ways of assisting in the comprehension of the physical processes in the device and interpretation of experimental data. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
LOPES, THIAGO; BERUSKI, OTAVIO; MANTHANWAR, AMIT M.; KORKISCHKO, IVAN; PUGLIESI, REYNALDO; STANOJEV, MARCO ANTONIO; GARCIA ANDRADE, MARCOS LEANDRO; PISTIKOPOULOS, EFSTRATIOS N.; PEREZ, JOELMA; FONSECA, FABIO CORAL; MENEGHINI, JULIO ROMANO; KUCERNAK, ANTHONY R. Spatially resolved oxygen reaction, water, and temperature distribution: Experimental results as a function of flow field and implications for polymer electrolyte fuel cell operation. APPLIED ENERGY, v. 252, OCT 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BERUSKI, OTAVIO; LOPES, THIAGO; KUCERNAK, ANTHONY R. J.; PEREZ, JOELMA. Investigation of convective transport in the gas diffusion layer used in polymer electrolyte fuel cells. PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS, v. 2, n. 10 OCT 17 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
BERUSKI, Otávio. Simulation and Modeling of Proton-exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Química de São Carlos São Carlos.

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