Numerical Studies on Fuel Cell Cooling Introducing Water-Copper Nanofluid
N. K. Kund
N. K. Kund, Department of Production Engineering, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla, (Odisha), India.
Manuscript received on 23 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 March 2019 | PP: 1079-1081 | Volume-7 Issue-6, March 2019 | Retrieval Number: F2698037619/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Thermal management of fuel cell is unquestionably crucial for concrete accomplishment. Present isometrics embraces fuel cell encapsulated within an enclosure having side openings. Water-copper nanofluid is supplied to the indicated enclosure. Numerical computations are run for receiving thermal recitals of fuel cell to retain it within safety boundary. Thus, an x-y plane computational model is proven in reality. Continuity, momentum on top of energy equivalences are unraveled for anticipating the heat transfer accomplishments. Computations are executed for foreseeing thermal fields and contours. Trends of forecasts are along the anticipated lines. Model parameters introduced are surface heat transfer/area of 10 W/cm2 as well as water-copper coolant velocity of 8 m/s at entrance of enclosure. Water-copper nanofluid is observed to bring superlative concert with no heat transfer apprehensions.
Keywords: Computational, Fuel cell, Enclosure, Cooling, Thermal, Water-copper, Nanofluid.
Scope of the Article: Computational Economics, Digital Photogrammetric