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Dr. Reinhard Tatschl, Research and Technology Manager, AVL | LinkedIn

Dr. Christoph Pötsch, Development Engineer Software, AVL | LinkedIn

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 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.

Key topics and takeaways:

  • 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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Meet the experts

Dr. Reinhard Tatschl

Research and Technology Manager, AVL

Dr. Christoph Pötsch

Development Engineer Software, AVL