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Fundamentals of Heat and Fluid Flow in High Temperature Fuel Cells

  • ID: 4772131
  • Book
  • November 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 312 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Fundamentals of Heat and Fluid Flow in High Temperature Fuel Cells introduces key-concepts relating to heat, fluid and mass transfer as applied to high temperature fuel cells. The book briefly covers different type of fuel cells and discusses solid oxide fuel cells in detail, presenting related mass, momentum, energy and species equation. It then examines real case studies of hydrogen- and methane-fed SOFC, as well as combined heat and power and hybrid energy systems. This comprehensive reference is a useful resource for those working in high temperature fuel cell modeling and development, including energy researchers, engineers and graduate students.

  • Provides broad coverage of the key concepts relating to heat transfer and fluid flow in high temperature fuel cells
  • Presents in-depth knowledge of solid oxide fuel cells and their application in different kinds of heat and power systems
  • Examines real-life case studies covering different types of fuels and combined systems, including CHP
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Introduction to fuel cells
What is a fuel cell?
How does a fuel cell work?
Main fuel cell layers
Anode layer
Anode catalyst layer
Cathode layer
Cathode catalyst layer
Electrolyte layer
Different types of fuel cells
Solid oxide fuel cell
Classification of SOFCs
Conventional SOFCs
Single chamber SOFCs
No chamber SOFCs
SOFC advantages and disadvantages
Conventional materials used in SOFC layers
Different SOFC geometries
Planar type
Tubular type
Anode supported design
Cathode supported design
Electrolyte supported design
Fundamentals of Heat transfer
Different modes of Heat transfer
Energy conservation
Heat transfer in free and porous media
Transient and steady state heat transfer
Heat generation
Some applicable boundary conditions
Conduction heat transfer in sofcs
Heat conduction equation
Thermal conductivity
Conduction in porous media
Convection heat transfer in sofcs
Fundamental convection principles
Laminar flow
Turbulent flow
Natural and forced convection
Convection in porous media
Fundamentals of fluid flow
Mass conservation
Momentum conservation
Different types of motion equation
Compressible and incompressible flow
Fluid flow in porous media
Some applicable boundary conditions
Fully coupling in modelling
Case Studies
Hydrogen-fed SOFC
Methane-fed SOFC
Combined systems
Combined SOFC and CHP
Combined SOFC and power plant
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Ghassemi, Majid
Professor Ghassemi has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and conducting research in area of heat transfer and its application in drug delivery, fuel cell and alternative energy since 1993. He has over 21 years of academic and industrial experience and served as Chancellor of K. N. Toosi University from 2010 through 2013. He is an Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Prevention and Treatment and Managing Editor of American Journal of Mechanical Engineering (AJME).
Kamvar, Majid
Department of Engineering, Parand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Parand, Iran
Steinberger-Wilckens, Robert
Robert Steinberger-Wilckens is Professor for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen research in Chemical Engineering. He is director of the research Fuel Cell and Hydrogen group and the Centre for Doctoral Training Fuel Cells and their Fuels, which is run by the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham, and Loughborough, Imperial College, and University College of London. He works and has worked in many areas across the fields of renewable energies, energy efficiency, fuel cells, hydrogen production and distribution, as well as electric vehicles. Currently, his main areas of interest include Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, high temperature electrolysis (SOE) and reversible fuel cells (SOC) with methane synthesis, intermediate temperature polymer fuel cells, and market introduction of fuel cells and fuel cell vehicles. He has a total of over 200 publications in journals, books, and conference proceedings and is a regular peer reviewer for a large number of journals, as well as international funding programmes and publishing houses. He is member of the strategic advisory bodies for EPSRC, the EU Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, and the European Fuel Cell Forum. Professor Steinberger-Wilckens coordinates the modules Conventional Energy and Renewable Energy and Energy Storage for 2nd Year students and the module Introduction to Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies for 4th Year and CDT students.
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