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Webinar: Multiphysics modeling of fuel cells

Battery electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles have unique marketplaces. Electric vehicles that must minimize weight (e.g. heavy duty trucks and airplanes) consider fuel cells as a primary power source for electrification, as they reduce the significant battery weight associated with battery electric vehicles.

Engineers are continuing to develop new fuel cell designs for vehicles. These fuel cells must have greater efficiency to be competitive with other energy sources. The simulation of fuel cell designs requires including the multiple physics occurring within the fuel cell. High-fidelity simulations enable these engineers to assess designs for performance and the effects of dimensional changes.

Tune in to this webinar—presented by speakers Kyle Koppenhoefer and Luke Gritter from AltaSim Technologies and Phil Kinnane for COMSOL—to learn more about the multiphysics simulations of fuel cells. PEM fuel cells will be a primary focus of this presentation, and SOFC simulation will also be discussed.

The webinar, hosted by Charged on October 29, 2020, at 2:00pm EST, will include a live demonstration of the COMSOL Multiphysics software and a Q&A session.

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About the speakers:

Kyle Koppenhoefer has been one of the principals and leaders at AltaSim Technologies for 17 years. He works with customers to identify how computational analysis can be used to further develop their products and manufacturing processes. Prior to co-founding AltaSim, Kyle worked for the Department of Defense and the Edison Welding Institute. He holds a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.

Luke Gritter, Principal Engineer, AltaSim Technologies, has over ten years experience in multiphysics analysis, and specializes in analysis of problems relating to fluid flow, thermal, electromagnetic, and plasma phenomena. At AltaSim he has been instrumental in the development and application of multiphysics analysis to real-world problems in the Medical Products, Consumer Products, Semiconductor Devices and Energy markets. Luke received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Michigan.

Phil Kinnane is the VP of sales at COMSOL, Inc., and has been with COMSOL since 2000. Previously, he worked in industry and has modeling and simulation experience within a variety of engineering fields. He earned his PhD in electrochemical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm.

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