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Various biologically inspired flow field designs of the gas distributor (interconnector) have been designed and simulated. Their performance using Nafion-212 with humidified H[subscript 2] and Air at 80 °C with

Various biologically inspired flow field designs of the gas distributor (interconnector) have been designed and simulated. Their performance using Nafion-212 with humidified H[subscript 2] and Air at 80 °C with the ANSYS Fluent Fuel Cell module software was evaluated. Novel interdigitated designs were optimized by obeying biologically inspired branching rules. These rules allow for more mathematically formal descriptions of flow field designs, enabling relatively simple optimization. The channel to land ratio was kept equivalent between designs with typical values between 0.8 and 1.0.

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    Arvay, A., French, J., Wang, J., Peng, X., & Kannan, A. M. (2015). Modeling and Simulation of Biologically Inspired Flow Field Designs for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. The Open Electrochemistry Journal, 6. doi:10.2174/1876505X01506010001

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