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 Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems.
2 An ability to analyze and model a domain specific problem, identify and define the appropriate requirements for its solution.
3 An ability to design, implement and evaluate a chemical engineering system or a system component to meet specified requirements.
4 An ability to use the modern techniques and engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practices.
5 An ability to acquire, analyze and interpret data to understand chemical engineering and applied chemistry requirements.
6 The ability to demonstrate the necessary organizational and business skills to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams or individually.
7 An ability to communicate effectively in Turkish and English.
8 Recognition of the need for, and the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology and to engage in life-long learning.
9 An understanding of professional, legal, ethical and social issues and responsibilities in chemical engineering and applied chemistry.
10 Skills in project and risk management, awareness about importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term development, and recognition of international standards and methodologies.

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