The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (www.fesb.hr) is a faculty of the University of Split. The fundamental activities are R&D in the fields of Technical Sciences – in the scientific areas of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computing and Fundamental Technical and Natural Sciences. FESB is the largest technical faculty outside of Zagreb, capital of Croatia. The FESB is envying a fruitful cooperation with recognized international scientific institutions.
Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment / Laboratory for New Energy Technologies
- PEM fuel cell test station (Medusa by Teledyne);
- Potentiostat / galvanostat for electrochemical tests (BioLogic);
- Rotating disc electrode for electrochemical measurements; Sets of fuel cell hardware single cells (Fuelcell Technologies Inc.);
- Two generations of complete 1.2 kW fuel cell systems (Ballard Nexa) and equipment for their testing (Heliocentris);
- Laboratory hydrogen generator (Proton Onsite);
- Electrolyzer test station with single cell electrolyzer hardware (Sustainable Technologies, Inc.);
- Built-in supply of hydrogen, and compressed gases, as well as de-ionized water;
- Complete laboratory renewable hydrogen system consisting of:
- Wind turbine;
- PV array;
- Battery set;
- Electrolyzer (Pure Energy);
- Hydrogen storage (pressure cylinder + metal hydride bottles);
- Fuel cell (Heliocentris/Ballard Nexa);
- Control and data acquisition unit (Pure Energy).
Research within Laboratory for Noise and Vibration:
- Numerical methods (meshfree)
- Structural change detection
- Modal analysis
- Wavelet analysis
Role in the project
R&D activities on the integration of MH H storage systems in BoP of FC power modules for utility vehicles. The FESB team will collaborate with South African project partners: (UWC) in system design and its optimization as well as in engineering solutions related to efficient utilization of waste heat for hydrogen desorption from MH storage by means of advanced CFD modelling; (UWC, Implats) vehicle vibration analysis in real industry environment in order to design reliable and safe system and to evaluate equipment conditions and avoid failures.