An open-source library for the numerical modeling of mass-transfer in solid oxide fuel cells

Published: 1 January 2012| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/75yvz7grn4.1
Valerio Novaresio, María García-Camprubí, Salvador Izquierdo, Pietro Asinari, Norberto Fueyo


This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018) Abstract The generation of direct current electricity using solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) involves several interplaying transport phenomena. Their simulation is crucial for the design and optimization of reliable and competitive equipment, and for the eventual market deployment of this technology. An open-source library for the computational modeling of mass-transport phenomena in SOFCs is presented in this article. It includes several multicomponent mass-transport models (i.e. Fickian, Stefan–Maxwel... Title of program: multiSpeciesTransportModels Catalogue Id: AEKB_v1_0 Nature of problem This software provides a library of models for the simulation of the steady state mass and momentum transport in a multispecies gas mixture, possibly in a porous medium. The software is particularly designed to be used as the mass-transport library for the modeling of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). When supplemented with other submodels, such as thermal and charge-transport ones, it allows the prediction of the cell polarization curve and hence the cell performance. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEKB_v1_0; multiSpeciesTransportModels; 10.1016/j.cpc.2011.08.003



Computational Physics, Fluid Dynamics, Gas