Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Fuel Cells CEV346 6 3 + 0 6

Prerequisites

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Prof. YILMAZ YILDIRIM
Instructors Prof. YILMAZ YILDIRIM
Goals Aim of this lecture to learn about types of fuel cell, technologies and their useage.
Contents Basics of fuel cell, PEM fuel cells, Alkaline fuel cells, Molten caronate fuel cells, Phospheric acid fuel cells, YSolid oxide fuel cells, Electrochemistry of fuel cells and fuel production for fuel cells.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 To get knowledge about fuel cell and their technologies.
2 To get knowledge about type of fuel cell and their properties.
3 To learn how PEM fuel cell works.
4 To learn how Alkaline fuel cell works.
5 To learn Molten carbonate fuel cell works.
6 To learn how Phosphoric acid fuel cell works.
7 To learn how methanol fueled fuel cell works.
8 To learn how Solid oxide fuel cell works.
9 To get knowledge about thermodynamics and electrochemistry of fuel cells.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Face to face lecture, assignment, presentation
Assessment Methods Mid-term exam (11. Week), assignment, presentation and final exam



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction and definitions Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
2 How fuel cell works, what is their performance Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
3 Fuels for fuel cells Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
4 Pollutants control, processes integration Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
5 Theoretical and practical yileds of fuel cells Rankie & Brayton Cycles Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
6 PEM fuel cells Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
7 Alkaline fuel cells Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
8 Molten carbonate fuel cells Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
9 Phosphoric acid fuel cells Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
10 Solid oxide fuel cells Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
11 Fuel cell thermodynamics Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
12 Fuel cell performance Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
13 Electrochemistry of fuel cells Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)
14 Fuel production for fuel cells Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004 (Related chapter should be read)



Sources
Textbook Lecture notes-power point presentation, Fuel Cell Handbook, US Department of Energy, 2004.
Additional Resources Supramaniam Srinivasan, (2010)Fuel Cells: From Fundamentals to Applications,Springer



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 70
Assignments 2 20
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 10
In-Term Total 4 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice.
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques.
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications.
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings.
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams.
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio.
11 Communicates using technical drawing.
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility.
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications.
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Assignments 2 10 20
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 10 10
Mid-terms 1 30 30
Final examination 1 30 30
Total Work Load (h) 174
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 5.8
ECTS Credit of the Course 6