Masters Theses


"Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell Technology is an energy source that can provide several times more energy per unit volume than current lithium ion batteries that are available in the market today. The barriers that exist that prevent the fuel cell from entering the world of portable applications are mainly system architecture integration. The idea is to have a fully functioning fuel cell with optimum power output using an innovative chimney design. Tests were conducted to quantify the advantage of using a chimney with the fuel cell. Further research was done to shed light on how different chimney designs may perform with cross air across the chimney. This innovative design is approached with taking minimum set up into consideration for the ease of manufacturability. A control circuit for an air breathing design is discussed and a cost model is presented for the same"--Abstract, page iii.


Liou, Frank W.

Committee Member(s)

Newkirk, Joseph William
Ragsdell, K. M.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology. Department of Manufacturing Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology. Intelligent Systems Center

Research Center/Lab(s)

Intelligent Systems Center


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2011


ix, 53 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 52).


© 2011 Amar Bala Sridhar, All rights reserved.

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Subject Headings

Proton exchange membrane fuel cells -- Design
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells -- Testing
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells -- Design -- Costs

Thesis Number

T 10220

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