Analytical modelling of fuel cells [electronic resource] / by Andrei A Kulikovsky.Material type: TextPublisher: Oxford : Elsevier, 2010Description: 1 online resourceISBN: 9780444535603; 0444535608Subject(s): Fuel cells -- Mathematical modelsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Analytical modelling of fuel cells.DDC classification: 621.312429015118 LOC classification: TK2931 | .K85 2010Online resources: ScienceDirect
In fuel cell research, �the gap between fundamental electrochemical processes and the engineering of fuel cell systems is bridged by the physical modelling of fuel cells. This relatively new discipline aims to understand the basic transport and kinetic phenomena in a real cell and stack environment, paving the way for improved design and performance. The author�brings his unique approach to the�analytical modeling of fuel cells to this essential reference for energy technologists. Covers recent advances and analytical solutions to a range of problems faced by energy technologists, from catalyst layer performance to thermal stability Provides detailed graphs, charts and other tools (glossary, index) to maximize R & D output while minimizing costs and time spent on dead-end research Presents Kulikovsky's signature approach (and the data to support it)-which uses "simplified" models based on idealized systems, basic geometries, and minimal assumptions-enabling qualitative understanding of the causes and effects of phenomena.
Fuel cell basics -- Catalyst layer performance -- One-dimensional model of a fuel cell -- Quasi-2D model of a fuel cell -- Modelling of fuel cell stacks.
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