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Research Experiences for Undergraduates
in Automotive Technologies

Proposed Project:
Virtual Fuel Cell

Faculty Mentor:   Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reiner Anderl
Graduate Student Mentor:TBA
Research Location:Technische Universität Darmstadt

Fuel cell technology is seen as a potential alternative for today's fossil energy resources. It promises to cover a broad field of application, e.g. in power generation, automotive technology, electronics and aerospace. Currently there exists no integrated approach to support a continuous information feeding throughout the virtual product development. This is mainly caused by the lack of standards for software interfaces or appropriate information models. The Department of Computer Integrated Design at the Technische Universität Darmstadt has a research focus on functional digital mock-up technology aiming at integrating tools in the development of virtual fuel cells. Tasks available for REU students include increasing the interoperability of computational models with the geometrical representation of a fuel cell (MATLAB/NX). Skills in NX, MATLAB simulink and basic knowledge of fuel cell technology as well as numerical methods are necessary.

For more detailes, please visit:
Department of Computer Integrated Design (DIK)
Research facilities and equipment


Revised:   Friday, 23-Feb-2007 09:28:00 EST
Location:  http://www.tud.vt.edu/REU/Project_2007_TUD-Anderl_fuelcell.html
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