Fuel Cell Technologies (ENE412) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Fuel Cell Technologies ENE412 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
N/A
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Yılser DEVRİM
  • Research Assistant Gizem Nur BULANIK DURMUŞ
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To introduce the fuel cell technolgy to the students,to give an oportunity to the students for the applications of the basic concepts gained in chemistry and thermodynamic courses by means of the processes take place in the fuel cell.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Introduction to the basic concepts and fuel cell technology to give the environmental conciousness, to gain research abilities.
Course Content Introduction: fuel cell operating principles,history,types,components and systems;fuel cell thermodynamics and electrochemistry:Nernst equation,Tafel equation,cell voltage,fuel cell efficiency and losses for operational fuel cell voltages;proton exchange membrane fuel cells:components and system, construction and performance, critical issues and recent developments;fuel cell stack design and calculations; hydrogen production, storage, safety and infrastructure; balance of fuel cell power plant

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Chapter 1
2 Fuel Cell Thermodynamics Chapter 2
3 Fuel Cell Thermodynamics Chapter 2
4 Fuel Cell Reaction Kinetics Chapter 3
5 Fuel Cell Charge Transport Chapter 4
6 Fuel Cell Mass Transport Chapter 5
7 Fuel Cell Modeling Chapter 6
8 Midterm Exam
9 Fuel Cell Modeling Chapter 6
10 Fuel Cell Characterization Chapter 7
11 Overview of Fuel Cell Types Chapter 8
12 Overview of Fuel Cell Systems Chapter 9
13 Fuel Cell Integration and Subsystem Design Chapter 10
14 Fuel Cell Integration and Subsystem Design Chapter 10
15 Environmental Impact of Fuel Cells Chapter 11
16 Final Exam

Sources

Course Book 1. Fuel Cell Fundamentals by Ryan O'Hayre, Suk-Won Cha, Whitney Colella, Fritz B. Prinz, 2006, Wiley
Other Sources 2. Fuel Cell Principles, Components, and Assemblies by R. Datta, May 2009, Wiley
3. Fuel Cells, Engines and Hydrogen: An Exergy Approach by Frederick J. Barclay, June 2006,Wiley
4. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Emerging Technologies and Applications, Brent Sorensen, Elsevier Science and Technology Books, 2005.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 25
Presentation - -
Project 1 25
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 9 140
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 10 10
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 125