CAD: COMSOL - Fuel Cell Module

CAD: COMSOL - Fuel Cell Module
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The Batteries and Fuel Cell Module provides a full  set of easy-to-use tools for simulation of fundamental processes in the electrodes and electrolytes of lead-acid batteries, lithium-ion batteries, nickel metal-hydride batteries. Solid oxide fuel cells, direct-methanol fuel cells, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells. With it you can quickly and accurately investigate the performance impact of different materials, geometric configurations and operating conditions. 

The Module features tailored interfaces to study primary, secondary and tertiary current density distributions in electrochemical cells. Electrode reactions, which are fully coupled to the transport phenomena, provide full descriptions of the electrode kinetics including activation and concentration potential. The cell can contain solid or porous electrodes with dilute or concentrated electrolytes. Furthermore, couplings of the electrochemical reactions and mass transfer in batteries and fuel cells to other phenomena, such as heat transfer. electric potential, and fluid flow, can be performed through the powerful capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics.

Note: To use any of the COMSOL Modules, a COMSOL Multiphysics Base License pass is required. All module software is included with the COMSOL Multiphysics download file, which means you need to download only once.

Licensing Requirements or Restrictions

  • Access is authorized within the geographic boundaries of Canada only.
  • Use of this design tool is restricted to university research only.
  • Faculty with a Professor Research Subscription receive access that allows you, your students, and your research staff to access COMSOL software.
  • Five concurrent use instances per tool from the subscriber’s research team, up to the limits of the available licenses in the shared pool.
  • Access for one year.
  • Acceptance of the vendor licenses terms, including the Academic Addendum, on first use.

For more information, contact the Licensing Administrator at or call 613-530-4787.

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