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Modelling and validation of proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC)

Mohiuddin, A. K. M. and Basran, Norasyikin and Khan, Ahsan Ali (2018) Modelling and validation of proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). In: International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering 2017, ICAMME 2017, 8-9 Aug 2017, Kulliyyah of Engineering, IIUM, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

This paper is the outcome of a small scale fuel cell project. Fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts energy from chemical reaction to electrical work. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) is one of the different types of fuel cell, which is more efficient, having low operational temperature and fast start up capability results in high energy density. In this study, a mathematical model of 1.2 W PEMFC is developed and simulated using MATLAB software. This model describes the PEMFC behaviour under steady-state condition. This mathematical modeling of PEMFC determines the polarization curve, power generated, and the efficiency of the fuel cell. Simulation results were validated by comparing with experimental results obtained from the test of a single PEMFC with a 3 V motor. The performance of experimental PEMFC is little lower compared to simulated PEMFC, however both results were found in good agreement. Experiments on hydrogen flow rate also been conducted to obtain the amount of hydrogen consumed to produce electrical work on PEMFC.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 3628/61304
Uncontrolled Keywords: PEM fuel cell; Modelling; Simulation; MATLAB
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ163.26 Energy conservation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A K M Mohiuddin
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 14:50
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2018 16:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61304

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