Fuel Cell Related Courses

UC Irvine Fuel Cell Related Courses

School: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Course No: MAE 110

Title: Combustion and Fuel Cell Systems
Description: Fundamentals of gaseous, liquid, and coal-fired combustion and fuel cell systems. Fuels, fuel-air mixing, aerodynamics, and combustion and fuel cell thermodynamics. Operating and design aspects of practical systems including engines, power generators, boilers, furnaces, and incinerators. Prerequisite: MAE115. (Design units: 2)

Level:
Undergraduate Upper Division
Fuel Cell Focus: 2 weeks
Professor: Professor Samuelsen


School: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Course No: MAE 115

Title: Applied Engineering Thermodynamics
Description: Application of thermodynamic principles to compressible and incompressible processes representative of practical engineering problems--power cycles, refrigeration cycles, multicomponent mixtures, air conditioning systems, combustion and compressible flow. Design of a thermodynamic process. Prerequisite: MAE91. (Design units: 1)

Level:
Undergraduate Upper Division
Fuel Cell Focus: 1 week
Professor: Professor Samuelsen


School: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Course No: MAE 117

Title: Solar and Renewable Energy Systems
Description: Basic principles, design, and operation of solar and other renewable energy systems including solar photo-voltaic, solar thermal, hydroelectric, wind, and biomass gasification and combustion. Includes power generation and storage, and renewable fuels for transportation and stationary power generation. Prerequisite: MAE115. (Design units: 1)

Level:
Undergraduate Upper Division
Fuel Cell Focus:
Professor: Professor Samuelsen


School: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Course No: MAE 214

Title: Fuel-Cell Fundamentals and Technology
Description: Fuel-cell systems design, operation, and materials. Electrochemistry and electrocatalysis, cell degradation, nature of fuel-cell electrodes and electrolytes, fuels, and fuel processing. Provides broad insight into fuel-cell science, technology, system design, and operation. Prerequisite: MAE110.

Level:
Graduate
Fuel Cell Focus: 10 weeks
Professor: Professors Brouwer / Mumm


School: Chemical Engineering and Mechanical and Aerospace
Course No: MAE 260

Title: Energy and Environmental Conflict
Description: Examination of current issues related to the atmosphere, including energy usage; toxicology; effects on humans, forest, plants, and ecosystems; particulate matter (PM10); combustion; modeling, and meteorology; airborne toxic chemicals and risk assessment; application of science to development of public policies. Prerequisite: One course selected from Chemistry 245, Earth System Science 202, Engineering MAE164, Engineering MAE261, or consent of instructor. Same as Chemistry 241. Not offered every year.

Level:
Graduate
Fuel Cell Focus: 1 week
Professor: Professor Samuelsen / Finlayson-Pitts



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