COMSOL Modeling of Taguchi Optimized PEM Fuel Cell Arrays for Maximum Driving Capabilities
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Jyoti Lalotra, Parveen Kumar Lehana, "COMSOL Modeling of Taguchi Optimized PEM Fuel Cell Arrays for Maximum Driving Capabilities," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 140-150, 2022. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V70I1P216
PEM fuel cell provides alternative green energy with several advantages like high power density, low operating temperature, low emission, quiet operation, fast start-up, and fast shutdown. PEM fuel cell uses a solid polymer electrolyte membrane, an electrolyte, and two platinum electrodes. Nowadays, these are commonly available for automobile applications. A single fuel cell produces about one volt and a few milliamperes of current. To increase the power, multiple cells are stacked together in arrays of series and parallel configurations. In this paper, for further increase of power, a parallel array of six fuel cells connected in series in hexagonal shape are used as the building block for enhancement of current driving capabilities. Power optimization was carried out using COMSOLMultiphysics and Taguchi method. For optimization, it has been assumed that an equal amount of gases flows through the cells results in an equal amount of generated current in identical configurations.
PEM fuel cell, Electrolyte, COMSOL, Power, Gases flow.
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