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 project work must be documented by a scientific paper (max. 8 pages) accompanied by a project summary report. The project summary report should elaborate the project details and conclusions. The maximum length of the summary report (report without appendices) is 50 pages, and in addition the summary report should follow the rules as laid down by the Study Board in “Procedure for Project Work”, i.e. the total number of pages must not exceed 30 + 15 × number of students in the project group. The scientific paper will be presented at a conference arranged within the Department of Energy Technology prior to the project examination.
The project should be based upon a fuel cell and hydrogen technology system to which an optimisation, control or diagnostic system is to be set up. First, the system is to be modelled and different system identification methods can be applied to determine the parameters of the system. The system model is verified by simulations and data time series from either a real system or a laboratory set up. Based on the model, the optimisation, control- or diagnostic system is set up to improve the performance of the system, either with regard to power output, energy efficiency, life time extraction, fault detections etc. and the system should be implemented and verified experimentally.
Due to special technical or scientific documentation requirements, the student documents the project work in a project report, which can be prepared individually or in a group within the project theme; however the student’s special preferences for the semester must be approved by the Study Board in advance.
Since it is a 20 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 600 hours for the student
|Name of exam||Optimisation, Analysis and Control of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology Systems|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a projectThe project group should orally present the project work and scientific paper as specified in the Examination Policies and Procedures, Addendum to the Joint Programme Regulations. The project group members will undergo an oral examination with internal adjudicator, based on the scientific paper and the project summary report.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
Project on 3rd Semester Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology.
The student may follow a relevant study as a guest student (30 ECTS) at another university in Denmark or abroad, see details in Moodle. However, the student's special preferences for the semester must be approved by the Study Board in advance.
|Danish title||Optimering, analyse og regulering af brændselscelle- og brintsystemer|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Energy|
|Department||Department of Energy|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Engineering and Science|