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Simulating Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells using Non-Conformal Interfaces in Ansys Fluent (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

This workshop provides a step-by-step approach to pre-process, setup, run and post-process a detailed 3D CFD simulation for a single Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) using non-conformal interface approach in Ansys Fluent.


  • Ensure Ansys SpaceClaim 2023R1 and Ansys Fluent 2023R1 have been correctly installed.
  • Completion of Ansys Fluent Getting Started: Basics and Introduction to Ansys SpaceClaim for CFD  is required. 

Target Audience 

Engineers who want to simulate PEM Fuel Cells.

Teaching Method

Workshop with input files.

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Calculate the polarization curve for the fuel cell.
  • Visualize the hydrogen distribution, liquid saturation and the current density contours.
  •  Calculate the percent utilization of hydrogen and oxygen.

 Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.

Self-paced Learning 

Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Scope is equivalent to Instructor led classes. Includes video lecture, workshops and input files. All our Self-Paced video courses are only available with an Ansys Learning Hub subscription.


This is a 1-hour self-paced workshop, covering:

  • Geometry Review and Meshing Strategy
  • Meshing using Watertight Geometry Workflow
  • Simulation Setup
    • Read Mesh
    • Basic Checks
    • Non-Conformal Interface
    • Model Setup
    • Boundary Conditions
    • Initialization
    • Reports
    • Simulation Strategy
  • Post-Processing