The module is based on knowledge achieved when studying the 1st semester on the Master of Science in Energy Engineering on one of the Thermal Energy Engineering specialisations or similar.
Problem based project organised work in groups. The project can be made in cooperation with external partners and the project can be a disciplinary project, a cross disciplinary project or a part of a multi-disciplinary project, where several groups from the department do different parts of a larger project. Finally, the project can also be a part of a so-called MEGA project also in cooperation with industry, where several project groups from more departments are participating, each doing their part of the large project to find a total solution.
The semester focuses on modelling and optimisation of a physical fuel cell or hydrogen based system. The semester project serves to give the students an advanced comprehension of systems based upon fuel cells and hydrogen technology. The fundamental competence within thermodynamics and control engineering within these systems are established. The students must develop a non-linear dynamical model of a system – for instance using block diagrams as in Simulink. Simultaneously, a data acquisition and control system is developed in for instance the Labview real time system through which basic analogical data acquisition and control is interconnected.
A workshop “PBL competence profile” to make an individual PBL competence profile is offered during the semester. More information can be found at www.ucpbl.net/education-courses/.
Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student
|Name of exam||Modelling and Optimisation of Fuel Cell Systems|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
Project on 2nd semester Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology.
|Danish title||Modellering og optimering af brændselscellesystemer|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Time allocation for external examiners||B|
|Study Board||Study Board of Energy|
|Department||Department of Energy|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Engineering and Science|