Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, PEMFC, Stack Fuel Cell System

$300.00 Student Discount

  • The current CFD Analysis Validates the Paper ‘Field-Scale Numerical Investigation of Proppant Transport among Multicluster Hydraulic Fractures’ via ANSYS Fluent software.
  • We have designed the geometry using ANSYS Design Modeler software and generated the mesh on this geometry using ANSYS Meshing software. The mesh type is structured.
  • The Eulerian multiphase model is used to simulate the proppant.
  • The Dense Discrete phase model (DDPM) is used in the simulation.
  • The Saffman lift force, virtual mass force, and two-way turbulence coupling models are taken into account.
Click on Add To Cart and obtain the Geometry file, Mesh file, and a Comprehensive ANSYS Fluent Training Video.

To Order Your Project or benefit from a CFD consultation, contact our experts via email ([email protected]), online support tab, or WhatsApp at +44 7443 197273.

There are some Free Products to check our service quality.
If you want the training video in another language instead of English, ask it via [email protected] after you buy the product.

Special Offers For Single Product

If you need the Geometry designing and Mesh generation training video for one product, you can choose this option.
If you need expert consultation through the training video, this option gives you 1-hour technical support.
The journal file in ANSYS Fluent is used to record and automate simulations for repeatability and batch processing.
editable geometry and mesh allows users to create and modify geometry and mesh to define the computational domain for simulations.
The case and data files in ANSYS Fluent store the simulation setup and results, respectively, for analysis and post-processing.
Geometry, Mesh, and CFD Simulation methodologygy explanation, result analysis and conclusion
The MR CFD certification can be a valuable addition to a student resume, and passing the interactive test can demonstrate a strong understanding of CFD simulation principles and techniques related to this product.
Enhancing Your Project: Comprehensive Consultation and Optimization Services
Collaborative Development of a Conference Paper on Cutting-Edge Topics with MR CFD
Collaborative Publication Opportunity: Contribute to an ISI Article and Get Featured in Scopus and JCR-Indexed Journals
If you want training in any language other than English, we can provide you with a subtitled video in your language.


Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, PEMFC, Stack Fuel Cell System, CFD Simulation, ANSYS Fluent Tutorial


In this project, we perform the numerical simulation of a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, PEMFC, Stack Fuel Cell System using ANSYS Fluent software.

This product is the 4th chapter of the Fuel Cell Training Course.

A fuel cell is an energy conversion device that converts the chemical energy of fuel into electrical energy. A fuel cell produces electricity through a chemical reaction. Fuel cells have two electrical poles (electrodes) called anode and cathode. These chemical reactions take place in these electrodes and lead to the production of electricity.

In addition, fuel cells have an electrolyte and a catalyst. The electrolyte layer is used to transport charged particles (ions) between the electrodes, while the catalyst layer increases the speed of reactions in the electrode layers. The hydrogen is fed to the fuel cell as the main fuel. However, oxygen is also required for the reaction to take place.

One of the most important advantages of the fuel cell is that electricity is produced with the least amount of pollution. In fact, most of the oxygen and hydrogen input to the fuel cell is eventually released in the form of a harmless byproduct, that is, water. Another advantage of fuel cell is that fuel cell produces electricity chemically and not by combustion reaction. Therefore, the fuel cell is more efficient in producing energy from fuel.

There are different types of fuel cells. In this project, we have simulated the proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). Proton exchange membrane fuel cells operate at very high temperatures. Therefore, we have used a cooling system in these fuel cells. This way, we have placed two rows of cooling channels on both sides of the anode and cathode of the fuel cell.

We simulated this PEMFC project based on the CFD method by ANSYS Fluent software. First, we designed the geometry of the model in 3D using Design Modeler software. The computational domain of the model is related to the interior space of a fuel cell. Then, we meshed the model using ANYS Meshing software. The meshing is unstructured, and 9,946,409 cells are generated. Finally, we performed the simulation process in Fluent software.


For this PEMFC simulation, we used the fuel cell model in Ansys Fluent software. The fuel cell model is an add-on module in Ansys Fluent software. There are three different fuel cell add-on modules available in the software. We have used the fuel cell and electrolysis model. Here, there are three submodules. We have used the SOFC model.

In the fuel cell model setting, we determine the different layers of the fuel cell. These layers include the cathode and anode layers, along with the electrolyte layer. Each of the anode and cathode layers consists of current collectors, gas diffusion layers (electrode layers), catalyst layers, and flow channels. Since we used the cooling system for this fuel cell, we need to use the coolant channel option.

 The species transport model is automatically activated because of using the fuel cell model. The species transport model defines the species present in the fuel cell, including H2, O2, and H2O.


After conclusion, we have obtained the contours related to temperature, electric potential, protonic potential, current density flux magnitude, transfer current, and mass fraction of H2, O2, and H2O.

The temperature contours show that the fuel cell temperature is very high, as expected. However, the use of cooling channels has reduced the temperature. So the cooling system has worked properly. The H2, O2, and H2O mass fraction contours show that hydrogen enters from the anode side, oxygen enters from the cathode side, and water vapor is produced in the anode section. This behavior is exactly according to the functional mechanism of the SOFC fuel cell system.

When we use the fuel cell model, some user-defined scalars (UDS) are enabled. Here, we obtained the contours of electric potential (scalar 0) and protonic potential (scalar 1). These contours show that the potential equations of the fuel cell model are solved correctly. Hence, the effect of electrons and protons in fuel cell layers is understandable.

Also, when we use the fuel cell model, several user-defined memories (UDM) are enabled. Here, we obtained contours of current flux density magnitude and transfer current. These contours show that the current is generated based on the voltage we defined for the fuel cell.


  1. Avatar Of Rupert Haag

    Rupert Haag

    Harnessing truly clean energy using the Chemical energy in fuel amazes me every time I read about it. And to see it all demonstrated via a computer model feels like catching a glimpse of the future. I’m thrilled with the simulation results and clarity it provides, kudos for making such an intricate process so accessible!

    • Avatar Of Mr Cfd Support

      MR CFD Support

      Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We’re thrilled to hear that our Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell simulation met your expectations and provided clear insight into the technology’s workings. Our goal is to make complex concepts easily understandable and accessible. We appreciate your support and are pleased our efforts resonated with you.

  2. Avatar Of Janiya Lowe

    Janiya Lowe

    I was amazed by the level of detail in this product! The explanation of the cooling system utilizing the cooling channels is intriguing. Can you tell me more about how the performance of the cooling system was validated through the simulation?

    • Avatar Of Mr Cfd Support

      MR CFD Support

      In the simulation, the performance of the cooling system is assessed by looking at the temperature contours. These contours demonstrate the efficacy of the cooling channels in maintaining the fuel cell temperature within optimal limits despite the high operational temperatures of the PEMFC. If the cooling system works properly, the temperature distribution should be relatively uniform and within acceptable ranges, ensuring that overheating does not occur. The validation is done by comparing the simulated temperatures with expected temperature values or design targets.

  3. Avatar Of Margie West

    Margie West

    This product seems comprehensive; I was just wondering though, is there a part of the tutorial that explains how to analyze the impact of different operating conditions on fuel cell performance?

    • Avatar Of Mr Cfd Support

      MR CFD Support

      Absolutely, the tutorial includes guidance on assessing the impact of varying operating conditions, such as temperature and pressure, and how these changes influence the overall performance and efficiency of the fuel cell. Various scenarios can be simulated to understand the behavior of the system under different conditions.

  4. Avatar Of Dr. Maybelle Wilderman

    Dr. Maybelle Wilderman

    I’m impressed with the level of detail provided for the PEMFC stack simulation! Can you expand on how the cooling system efficiency impacts the overall performance of the PEMFC?

    • Avatar Of Mr Cfd Support

      MR CFD Support

      The efficiency of the cooling system has a significant impact on the performance of the PEMFC. An effective cooling system ensures that the fuel cell operates within an optimal temperature range, which is crucial for maintaining the integrity of the components and maximizing the electrochemical reaction efficiency. If the cooling system functions properly, it prevents overheating, which can lead to catalyst degradation, membrane drying, or thermal stresses. Therefore, proper cooling contributes to both the longevity and the electrical efficiency of the PEMFC stack.

  5. Avatar Of Dr. Jaclyn Rutherford

    Dr. Jaclyn Rutherford

    The simulation results for the PEMFC are impressive – particularly how they show the temperature controls and reaction behaviors inside the system. It’s clear the cooling system is effective. Kudos to the MR CFD team for this detailed tutorial!

    • Avatar Of Mr Cfd Support

      MR CFD Support

      Thank you very much for your positive feedback! We’re delighted to hear that our Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell tutorial was informative and showcased the effectiveness of the cooling channels. We truly appreciate you taking the time to compliment our learning products. Your encouragement supports our commitment to continuously provide high-quality educational content. If there is anything else you are curious about or any more topics you’d like us to cover, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Thank you for choosing MR CFD!

  6. Avatar Of Marilie Weimann

    Marilie Weimann

    The tutorial mentions ‘cooling channels’ to manage the high operating temperatures. Could you elaborate on how these cooling channels are implemented in the simulation model and their effectiveness in temperature control?

    • Avatar Of Mr Cfd Support

      MR CFD Support

      In the simulation model for the PEMFC Stack Fuel Cell, cooling channels are incorporated on both sides of the anode and cathode electrodes to manage high operating temperatures. Their geometry is designed using the Design Modeler software and integrated within the computational domain to mimic the physical flow of coolant. The effectiveness of these cooling channels is demonstrated by the temperature contours obtained from the CFD analysis. They clearly show a reduction in fuel cell temperature where the cooling channels are present, indicating their vital role in maintaining operational temperatures and thus ensuring proper functioning of the fuel cell system.

  7. Avatar Of Norene Orn

    Norene Orn

    I’ve read about the temperature contours showing high fuel cell temperatures. Can you clarify how the cooling channels are integrated with the rest of the fuel cell system within the simulation?

    • Avatar Of Mr Cfd Support

      MR CFD Support

      In this simulation, the cooling channels are designed to lie perpendicular to the direction of the reactant flow, parallel and adjacent to both the anode and cathode layers. They circulate a coolant fluid which absorbs heat from the cell and transfer the heat away, maintaining the operation of the fuel cell within the desired temperature range.

  8. Avatar Of Dr. Catalina Leuschke Ii

    Dr. Catalina Leuschke II

    The description of this product was exceptionally informative! I appreciate the detail provided on the methodology and the results, which leave little room for questions. It’s also great to hear that the simulation manages to solve the potential equations correctly and that the cooling system is effective. Well done to MR CFD for a robust and insightful learning product.

    • Avatar Of Mr Cfd Support

      MR CFD Support

      Thank you for your kind words and enthusiasm regarding the PEMFC Stack Fuel Cell System CFD simulation tutorial. We’re delighted that our product met your needs effectively and provided you with the detailed insights you were looking for. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we’re thrilled that we could enhance your understanding of such a complex topic. If you ever have more inquiries or need further assistance in the future, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you once again for choosing MR CFD!

  9. Avatar Of Nikolas Streich Phd

    Nikolas Streich PhD

    I absolutely loved the depth of analysis provided in the PEMFC Stack Fuel Cell System tutorial. The comprehensive steps in modeling and simulation using ANSYS Fluent paved the way for a clear understanding of fuel cell operations, especially the cooling system’s effectiveness. The simulation effectively showcased the temperature control and the chemical processes involved.

    • Avatar Of Mr Cfd Support

      MR CFD Support

      Thank you so much for your kind words! We’re thrilled to hear you found the PEMFC Stack Fuel Cell System tutorial to be comprehensive and informative. It’s our goal to ensure our tutorials are detailed and helpful for understanding complex systems like fuel cells. We appreciate your feedback and are glad the tutorial enhanced your understanding of the operation and simulation of fuel cell systems in ANSYS Fluent. If there’s ever more we can do to assist in your learning journey or simulations, don’t hesitate to reach out!

  10. Avatar Of Larue Ferry

    Larue Ferry

    Wow! The level of detail and the CFD analysis for the PEMFC stack fuel cell system sound impressive. The use of cooling channels to manage high operational temperatures showcases an important engineering solution. Well done!

    • Avatar Of Mr Cfd Support

      MR CFD Support

      Thank you for your kind words! We’re thrilled to hear that you appreciate the intricacies and depth of the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis done on the PEMFC stack. Our aim is always to provide comprehensive insights and solutions in our CFD simulations. Your feedback motivates us to continue delivering high-quality simulations and analyses.

Leave a customer review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top
Whatsapp Call On WhatsApp