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dc.contributor.advisorKnoesen, Dirk
dc.contributor.advisorUlleberg, Øystein
dc.contributor.authorMaasdorp, Lynndle Caroline
dc.contributor.otherDept. of Physics
dc.contributor.otherFaculty of Science
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-16T12:17:14Z
dc.date.available2011/06/13 12:40
dc.date.available2011/06/13
dc.date.available2014-01-16T12:17:14Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11394/2592
dc.descriptionMagister Scientiae - MScen_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of my work is to model a segment of a unit cell of a fuel cell stack using numerical methods which is classified as computational fluid dynamics and implementing the work in a commercial computational fluid dynamics package, FLUENT. The focus of my work is to study the thermal distribution within this segment. The results of the work aid in a better understanding of the fuel cell operation in this temperature range. At the time of my investigation experimental results were unavailable for validation and therefore my results are compared to previously published results published. The outcome of the results corresponds to this, where the current flux density increases with the increasing of operating temperature and fixed operating voltage and the temperature variation across the fuel cell at varying operating voltages. It is in the anticipation of determining actual and or unique material input parameters that this work is done and at which point this studies results would contribute to the understanding high temperature PEM fuel cell thermal behaviour, significantly.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of the Western Capeen_US
dc.subjectFuel Cellen_US
dc.subjectProton Exchange Membraneen_US
dc.subject3D Thermal modellingen_US
dc.subjectComputational fluid dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectHydrogen economyen_US
dc.subjectHigh temperatureen_US
dc.subjectCatalysisen_US
dc.subjectThermal managementen_US
dc.subjectFluid flow designen_US
dc.subjectMembrane assemblyen_US
dc.titleThree dimensional thermal modelling of high temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells in a serpentine designen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Western Capeen_US
dc.description.countrySouth Africa


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