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dc.contributor.advisor Anderson, Kevin en
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Andrew en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-30T23:39:33Z en
dc.date.available 2020-04-30T23:39:33Z en
dc.date.issued 2020-04-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/215715 en
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the performance of a small portable fuel cell design using a digital finite element model of the fuel cell and solving with a CFD analysis program. Fluid dynamics, thermal effects, and electrochemical reactions as well as the model set up and configuration are included in this study. Two different electrolyte systems are compared (a primary electrolyte option and a secondary). The results suggest the fuel cell is able to maintain practical power levels when operated under the proper conditions. The analysis indicates that while functional, the alternate electrolyte system produces less power than the primary electrolyte system but the results are limited by the capabilities of the analysis program and further study would be beneficial. en
dc.format.extent 97 pgs. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State Polytechnic University, Pomona en
dc.rights.uri http://www.cpp.edu/~broncoscholar/rightsreserved.html en
dc.subject fuel cell en
dc.subject proton conducting fuel cell en
dc.subject mobile fuel cell en
dc.subject ceramic membrane en
dc.subject polymer membrane en
dc.title Numerical CFD Analysis of Compact Circular Proton-Conducting Fuel Cell en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.contributor.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en
dc.description.degree M.S. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Xue, Henry en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Shafahi, Maryam en
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en

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