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Design and Development of a Fuel Cell Car Prototype

Mohiuddin, A. K. M. and Chemani, Mohamed Fadhil and Zakaria, Mohd Baihaqi (2013) Design and Development of a Fuel Cell Car Prototype. In: 2nd International Conference on Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAAE 2013), 2-4 July 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A hydrogen vehicle is a vehicle that uses hydrogen as its on-board fuel for motive power. One of the ways to achieve it is by converting the chemical energy from the reaction between hydrogen and fuel cell to electrical energy. The purpose of this work is to design and develop a fuel cell car model by implementing polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) types of fuel cell as the source of power to propel the prototype car. This fuel cell has capability to propel the electric motor by performing chemical reaction and converting chemical energy stored in hydrogen gas into useful electrical energy. In the developed fuel cell car prototype, PEM fuel cell alone is used as the power source for the electric motor without the aid of any other power source such as battery associated with it. Experimental investigations were carried out to investigate the characteristics of fuel cell used and the performance of the fuel cell car prototype. The power it develops, voltage, current and speed it produces under different load conditions are among the parameters that were investigated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3628/30697
Uncontrolled Keywords: fuel cell; prototype; PEM; performance
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807 Renewable energy sources
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A K M Mohiuddin
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2013 16:46
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2013 16:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30697

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