Conceptual design of hydrogen PROTON Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell powered vehicle: power plant / Muhammad Khairi Afiq Mohd Yusof

Mohd Yusof, Muhammad Khairi Afiq (2010) Conceptual design of hydrogen PROTON Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell powered vehicle: power plant / Muhammad Khairi Afiq Mohd Yusof. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


A fuel cell vehicle (FCV) is a vehicle which uses hydrogen fuel cell to produce its onboard motive power. Fuel cells create electricity to power an electric motor using hydrogen or a reformed hydrocarbon fuel and oxygen from the air. This long-term project aims to develop a racing vehicle (go-kart) running on hydrogen PEM fuel cell as its power source. Named as team FKM-UiTM ZeroE racing team, the target has been set to enter the Formula Zero championship in 2012. The Formula Zero Championship will be a zero emission, open series, competition for top international universities and companies. The teams need to design, build and race own hydrogen fuel cell racing vehicle. The first phase of this project concentrates on various conceptual designs of the vehicle, coupled with design analysis on the fundamental and technical aspects of hydrogen fueled vehicle. The final outcome of the first phase is a number of comprehensive conceptual designs with adequate system and technical analysis. Two types of system designs need to be considered in this thesis which is single and double stack fuel cell systems. The power rating of the systems need to be same (which stated in formula zero racing regulation 8kW power) to compare. Comparison in terms of overall system prices and other components that each system needed were carried out in this thesis and this only can be achieved by continuously contacting the manufacturer and also built up relation with the formula zero organizer in order the systems that will be produce for the result in this thesis were solid.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Mohd Yusof, Muhammad Khairi Afiq
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Rameli, Mohd Fairuz
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Machinery exclusive of prime movers
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Electronics
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Programme: Bachelor Engineering (Hons) (Mechanical)
Keywords: Fuel cell vehicle (FCV), Hydrogen fuel, Electric motor
Date: 2010
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