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Electronic Research Department fuel cell flow field design optimization research highlighted by modeling community

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Schematic overview of an inverse design method for microreactor flow fields


TRINA scientists have published a method for the inverse design of hydrogen microreactor flow fields. The simulation-driven approach is summarized in a recent story from the multiphysics modeling community.

The Electronic Research Department’s (ERD’s) hydrogen fuel cell flow field design optimization project was highlighted by the COMSOL multiphysics modeling community in a user story that was published online. The title of the piece is “Generative Design Puts Hydrogen Fuel Cell Development in High Gear,” and was written in coordination with various research contributors. The story focuses on explaining our simulation-driven methodology for accelerating the R&D process for fuel cell flow field plates, as reported in ERD’s recent Chemical Engineering Journal research article. The versatile technique is extendable to a range of electrified vehicle sub-component design applications to increase efficiency of these vehicle power train systems.

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Inverse design of microreactor flow fields through anisotropic porous media optimization and dehomogenization – ScienceDirect