In hydrogen-based fuel cell systems, temperature control is an essential function, as any error in optimising the system can have a negative impact on energy conversion. Airflow, which facilitates cooling of the system to compensate for unexpected temperature fluctuations, is an important aspect of successful regulation. For Globe, precision in these areas requires an understanding of mass flows, temperature drops and flow distribution in an efficient circuit, which requires a lot of time and physical testing.
Simulation as a key element
Globe uses Ansys simulation as part of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to accelerate validation of cooling loop performance and reduce the number of system iterations required to verify temperature requirements.
Safe function in the real world
“The transport sector plays a key role in global decarbonisation – speed and reliability are critical,” says Dr Bernhard Wienk-Borgert, co-founder and chief technology officer at Globe Fuel Cell Systems.
Immediate scaling opportunities for fuel cell technology
“Achieving carbon neutrality is a huge challenge. We need innovative solutions like hydrogen fuel cell technology to address the current climate crisis,” says Prith Banerjee, Chief Technology Officer at Ansys. “Simulation provides immediate scaling opportunities for fuel cell technology that can reduce the development time and cost of the fuel cell stack. This quickly opens up numerous opportunities in markets that were previously only utopia for our customers.”
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