Computational Modeling of Fuel Cell Expending Water-Zinc Oxide Nano Fluid
N. K. Kund

N. K. Kund, Department of Mechanical Engineering, VSS University of Technology, Burla, Sambalpur (Odisha), India.
Manuscript received on 07 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 April 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2019 | PP: 424-426| Volume-8 Issue-6, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: E3321038519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Fuel cell cooling is highly indispensable for its real operation. Current exercise includes fuel cell in an enclosure with two openings. Water-Zinc Oxide nanofluid coolant is passed through the stated enclosure. Numerical simulations are accomplished for getting thermal performances of fuel cell to keep it within safe bound. That is why, a two dimensional computational model is actually established. The mass, momentum in addition to energy conservation equations are unraveled for forecasting the heat transfer activities. Computations are performed for envisaging thermal fields as well as thermal contours. Nature of predictions are along the expected lines. The model parameters chosen are surface heat transfer rate per unit area (of 10 W/cm2 ) as well as Water-ZnO coolant velocity (of 9 m/s) at entry of enclosure. Water-ZnO coolant is observed to deliver ideal performance without any heat transfer concerns.
Keyword: Cooling, Numerical, Simulation, Water-ZnO, Nanofluid.
Scope of the Article: Computational Economics, Digital Photogrammetric