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Syllabus for

Academic year
FFY630 - Fuel cells - function and materials
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-13 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    

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:

Univ lektor  Ingvar Albinsson
Bitr professor  Bengt-Erik Mellander


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/7f0d0f66-ffa5-4cf7-95c9-3d5c63a324f1


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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

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 labororatory work

Literature

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

Examination

Assignments, laboratory report and home exam, see course website


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