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Physical bottom Up Multiscale Modelling for Automotive PEMFC Innovative performance and Durability optimization

Objective

"Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs) are complex nonlinear systems. In order to improve their durability, efficiency and to decrease the cost, time of development, design of new diagnostic tools is crucial.
Powerful mathematical models of the dynamic behaviour of PEMFCs are necessary for the design and improvement of diagnostic tools. The project PUMA MIND will enhance the understanding of interaction, competitions and synergies among the mechanisms at multiple scales and lead to the development of robust dynamic macroscopic models for control-command purposes with predictive capabilities.
The novel mathematical models developed by PUMA MIND will be tested by an experimental work, in order to ensure the applicability on commercial attainable components and catalysts. The most suitable catalysts for the MEA manufacturing technology will be used for these experiments. The implementation of the developed models on the mentioned above catalysts might allow a significant impact, and might also contribute to the most promising solutions based on current EU industrial available components. Operation conditions and control strategies to enhance the durability of automotive PEMFC will be derived on the basis of the multiscale modeling approach proposed by PUMA MIND."

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2011-1
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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 774 309
Administrative Contact
Valérie Barthel (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 176 225
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carolin Dolde (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 170 000
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cesare Pianese (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 273 495
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno álvarez (Mr.)
HOCHSCHULE OFFENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 755
Address
Badstrasse 24
77652 Offenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henning Rauenbühler (Mr.)
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 246 624
Address
Parvis Rene Descartes 15
69342 Lyon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martine Bouvier (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 81 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
Simon Fraser University
Canada
Address
University Drive 8888
V5A 1S6 Burnaby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kourosh Malek (Dr.)
VODERA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 126 280
Address
Appleton Court 1 Calder Park
WF2 7AR Wakefield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Costis Kompis (Dr.)
IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 18 968
Address
L Albornar
43710 Santa Oliva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monica Pla (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 251 450
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gilles Pulvermuller (Mr.)