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Fuel Cell Simulation

AVL offers a complete portfolio of fuel cell system development and integration, simulation and testing for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC), Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) and Solid Oxide Electrolyze (SOE) used in a wide range of applications. Our simulation solutions cover the entire spectrum,from cell stack level via fuel cell system up to the complete powertrain of fuel cell electrical vehicles (FCEV).

The AVL FIRE fuel cell module offers a comprehensive set of modeling capabilities for simulating low and high temperatures. Challenges – such as enhancing performance and power density, optimizing the uniformity of flow-field, avoiding flooding, and extending the fuel cell stack’s lifespan – are addressed by our comprehensive simulation solutions.

AVL CRUISE M offers, with its empirical FC model, all the capabilities required for the engineering tasks you will face during vehicle concept analysis. In addition, the air and hydrogen path as well as the FC cooling system layout can be investigated in detail. Furthermore, it supports the integration of fuel cell systems for control strategy development and its plant models can be reused for hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) and testing real-time applications.