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Syllabus for

Academic year
FFY630 - Fuel cells - function and materials  
 
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAPP
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Engineering Physics
Department: 16 - PHYSICS


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0104 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

MPAPP APPLIED PHYSICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Bengt-Erik Mellander


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/b9e3ad03-831c-47f5-815f-c2bbbdbe4512


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic thermodynamics

Aim

The course aims at giving a fundamental understanding of the function and materials of fuel cells, materials properties and components. What is needed to make the technique commercially available will be discussed.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Use their knowledge from different fields within the fuel vell technology.
Identify, formulate and solve fuel cell related problems.

Content

The interest for fuel cells has increased considerably due to their potential for mobile and portable applications as well as for stationary power production. The most important advantages of the fuel cell technique are the high efficiency, low emissions and noise level. The course treats the basic principles of the fuel cell technology and performance will be described from a thermodynamic perspective. Different types of fuel cells will be discussed, e.g. the polymer fuel cell (PEM), the phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC), the molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) and the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). Also new types such as the intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (ITSOFC) will be treated. Materials, ion and electron transport, performance and analysis will be focused. Balance-of-plant, fuels and fuel reforming as well as related aspects concerning for example hydrogen safety will also be taken into consideration.

Organisation

Lectures and exercises

Literature

Most part of the literature will be available on Internet. Detailed information will be available on the web-site.

Examination

Written exam


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