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Batteries and fuel cells - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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subject properties Batteries and fuel cells in major Master Maschinenbau 2017
subject number100105
examination number2100375
departmentDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
ID of group 2175 (Electrochemistry and Electroplating Group)
subject leaderProf. Dr. Andreas Bund
term Sommersemester
credit points5
on-campus program (h)45
self-study (h)105
Obligationobligatory elective
examalternative examination performance, 90 minutes
details of the certificate

The final grade of the module is calculated from the following individual performances:

Successful participation in the final examination (written, 90 min.) at the end of the lecture period: 40 percent of the module grade

Successful participation in the seminar during the lecture period: 30 percent of the module grade

Successful completion of the lab work during the lecture period and preparation of a report for each lab work experiment: 30 percent of the module grade

The maximum capacity for the lab work is 30 students.

Signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
  • signup begins: 01.07.2020
  • signup ends: 08.07.2020
  • resignation not after: 08.07.2020
  • last modification of this information: 30.06.2020
maximum number of participants
previous knowledge and experience

Basic understanding of electrochemical thermodynamics and kinetics

learning outcome

The students have acquired in-depth knowledge of the functioning of the most important electrochemical storage devices and converters. They are able to evaluate the performance data of these systems and select a suitable system for a given application (e.g. consumer electronics, electro mobility, grid stabilization).

  • Thermodynamic and kinetic principles of fuel cells and batteries
  • Fundamentals and applications of important fuel cell types such as polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell, direct alcohol fuel cell, alkaline fuel cell, phosphoric acid fuel cell, molten carbonate fuel cell, solid oxide fuel cell
  • Stationary and mobile applications of fuel cells
  • Preparation and distribution of hydrogen
  • Basics and applications of important battery types such as lead acid battery, nickel-based batteries, lithium-based batteries, redox-flow batteries, metal-air batteries
  • Battery management
media of instruction



literature / references

Allen J. Bard, Larry R. Faulkner: Electrochemical methods: Fundamentals and applications, 2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2001

C.H. Hamann, A. Hamnett, W. Vielstich: Electrochemistry, 2nd edition. Wiley-VCH, 2007

K. Kordesch, G. Simader: Fuel cells and their application. Wiley-VCH, 1996

J. Larminie, A. Dicks: Fuel cell systems explained, 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, 2003

Ryan O'Hayre, Suk-Won Cha, Whitney Colella, Fritz B. Prinz: Fuel cells fundamentals, 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, 2009

D. Linden, T. B. Reddy: Handbook of Batteries, 3rd edition. McGraw-Hill, 2002

Claus Daniel, Jürgen O. Besenhard: Handbook of Battery Materials (two volumes), 2nd edition. Wiley-VCH, 2011

evaluation of teaching


SS 2014 (Fach)


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