This app allows convenient definition, inspection, and calculation of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) performance. Features are available via three tabs:
Model PEM and SOFC performance in a common form using the standard cell potential with Nernst term and loss terms for activation, ohmic, and diffusion polarizations.
Inspect the model by plotting voltage and power curves as a function of current density. Loss terms can be toggled on/off using the provided switches. The plot updates showing the impact on performance, thus illustrating each term's effect.
Calculate cell and stack voltages as well as stack power and power density as a function of stack design and current density. Enter data for current density, active cell area, and number of cells. Cell voltage can be either entered manually or calculated from the model.
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