• NATALIA SOUSA

CAE for Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers, Polymer Flow, Control Systems, and Fluid Properties

Four new products from COMSOL Multiphysics, including modeling fuel cells and electrolyzers, polymer flow, control systems, and fluid properties.

The Fuel Cell & Electrolyzer Module provides engineers in hydrogen technology with new functionality for investigating the conversion and storage of electrical energy. "We see an important emergent market in the hydrogen economy, but also in understanding and optimizing existing electrolyzer processes. With this new product, we can provide users in the automotive, renewable energy, hydrogen technology, and electrochemical process industries with state-of-the-art modeling and simulation tools," said Henrik Ekstrom, technology manager of electrochemistry products at COMSOL. In version 5.6, the Batteries & Fuel Cells Module has changed its name to the Battery Design Module while retaining all functionality. Users with a current subscription of the Batteries & Fuel Cells Module will receive the Battery Design Module as part of the upgrade to version 5.6.


The Liquid & Gas Properties Module can be used to compute properties for gas, liquids, and mixtures, enabling more accurate simulations within acoustics, CFD, and heat transfer.

Engineers can use the LiveLink™ for Simulink® product for control design and co-simulation of COMSOL Multiphysics models in Simulink diagrams. Simulink® is a product by The MathWorks, Inc.



Gas volume fraction in a polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolyzer used for hydrogen production, analyzed with the new Fuel Cell & Electrolyzer Module.