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Unformatted text preview: 4 Course Information and Syllabus Required Text: “Fuel Cell Engines” , 2008, by Matthew M. Mench, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York (should be available in the Drexel Copy Center) Assessment and Grading Policy: Tests (2, each 35%) 70% Homework 30% Bonus (????-Surprise. Hint: Attend all lectures) 5% Important : The tests will be done in 5 th week (Jan 31, 2011) and 9 th week (Feb 28, 2010) of the term. So it is your responsibility to make sure that you do not miss the tests. No excuses will be accepted . If you can not attend the lectures, then check with your friends or with me regarding the lecture notes. I will also post the lecture notes on the course webpage (Blackboard). MEM 415– Lecture #1 Course Information and Syllabus Course Information and Syllabus Late Homework Homework turned in after the date due will have 30% taken off of the overall homework grade with no exceptions. Anticipated Lecture Contents 1. Overview of Fuel Cell Systems 2. Electrochemistry of Electrode Reactions and Principles 3. Thermodynamics of PEFCs 4. Efficiency and Open Circuit Voltage in PEFCs 5. PEFC Losses- The polarization curve 6. Kinetics of Electrochemical Reactions in PEFCs 7 Ohmic Losses o PEFC Electrolyte Anticipated Lecture Contents: 7. Ohmic Losses of PEFC Electrolyte 8. Mass Transfer Losses in PEFCs 9. Water Management in PEFCs 10. Overview of Other Types of Fuel Cell System MEM 415– Lecture #1 5 • Overall, I will do my best to make this course as fun as I can. Try to enjoy the time you will spend in this class. You are not going to be 19 or 20 again. Course Information and Syllabus Course Information and Syllabus • Your goal should not be to get “A”, your goal should be to enjoy the class and learn the materials as much as you can . • Grades and other things are small details. All I want to i ff t If you have any other questions, concerns or suggestions related to this course or anything, come and see me anytime. see is your effort. MEM 415– Lecture #1 Good Fuel Cell Resources Available Good Fuel Cell Resources Available Other Texts: Fuel Cell Systems Explained , Larmine &Dicks, Wiley Fuel Cell Handbook , 4 th Edition (free on web google search “DOE fuel cell handbook 4 th ”), 5 th-8th edition is available on net. A good free undergraduate level background text on fuel cells PEM Fuel Cells: Theory and Practice, by Frano Barbir, Elsevier. There are many other resources on the internet to read. Electrochemistry (for those who are interested in graduate study): Handbook of Fuel Cells , 4 edition set, 2003. Encyclopedia of fuel cells Electrochemical Engineering Principles , G. Prentice (Prentice Hall, 1991). A good undergraduate level background text on electrochemistry Electrochemical Methods , 2nd edition, A. Bard and L. Faulkner, 2001. A great undergraduate/graduate level text on methods of electrochemistry Electrochemical Systems ,J. Newman, 3rd edition, 1991. A complex graduate level text on electrochemistry MEM 415– Lecture #1 5...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course MEM 415 taught by Professor Kumbur,emin during the Spring '11 term at Drexel.
- Spring '11