Numerical Modeling and Simulation on Fuel Cell Thermal Cooling with Water Based TiO2, AlN and CuO Nanofluids
N. K. Kund

N. K. Kund, Department of Production Engineering, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla (Sambalpur), Odisha, India.
Manuscript received on July 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 10, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 2272-2277 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: F8671088619/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F8671.088619
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Abstract: Computer codes are developed and applied on water based TiO2, AlN and CuO nanofluids. The situation visualizes on fuel cell heat management. It evaluates thermal field/contour besides fuel cell temperature. Ultimately, for all the quoted nanofluids, the fuel cells temperatures remain quite below the critical breakdown value of 356 K. Furthermore, for all the quoted nanofluids, the thermal fields/contours range between fuel cells edges and ambient values. Despite the resemblances in thermal fields/contours, the dissimilarities are in consequence of the deviances in thermophysical properties of enumerated nanomaterials. Besides, fuel cell temperatures of 353 K, 320 K and 340 K are observed with water based TiO2, AlN and CuO nanofluids, respectively. In addition, the water based AlN nanofluid extracts optimum fuel cell heat management. Because, the water based AlN nanofluid also corresponds to the lowest stimulating fuel cell temperature of 320 K.
Keywords: Computer Codes, Heat Management, Fuel Cell, TiO2, AlN and CuO, Nanofluids.