Numerical Simulation and Modeling on Thermal Cooling of Fuel Cell Using Water Based Al2O3, SiC and CuO Nanofluids

2019 International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology  
Simulation codes are generated and implemented on water based Al2O3 , SiC 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
more » ... esemblances in thermal fields/contours, the dissimilarities are in consequence of the deviances in thermophysical properties of enumerated nanomaterials. Besides, fuel cell temperatures of 350 K, 322 K and 340 K are observed with water based Al2O3 , SiC and CuO nanofluids, respectively. In addition, the water based SiC nanofluid extracts optimum fuel cell heat management. Because, the water based SiC nanofluid corresponds to the minimum follow-on fuel cell temperature of 322 K as well.
doi:10.35940/ijeat.f8468.088619 fatcat:cqtzdhypzrcuddlfkgkdax6idi