Optimizing Your PEM Fuel Cell Cold Start Strategy


It is essential to choose the correct cold-start strategy to successfully start a PEM fuel cell system at sub-zero temperatures.In this free, 60-minute webinar, AVL's Dr Reinhard Tatschl and Dr Christoph Pötsch present a multi-physical system simulation solution that offers detailed insight into the cell.The experts explain how to study the formation of liquid water and freezing / de-freezing processes in the PEM fuel cell stack during cold start and discuss how to ensure self-sustained electrochemical reactions and proper heat-up characteristics.

Recording available - 60 mins
Presentation language
  • Multi-physical simulation platform for supporting fuel cell system development
  • Scalable modelling depth from 1D to 3D for cell, stack and system
  • Electrochemical PEMFC stack model comprising water management (with phase transition to liquid and frozen), species cross-diffusion and thermal effects
  • Automated workflow for parameter identification, validation and model generation
  • Numerical robustness enables fast simulation time in the office and unconditional real-time capability on the VTB
  • Flexible and configurable result quantities definition and display

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Reinhard Tatschl, Christoph Pötsch

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