Modelling and explicit MPC of PEM fuel cell systems

We present an analytical dynamic model and a general framework for the optimal design and control of a PEM fuel cell system. The mathematical model includes detailed model for the PEM fuel cell stack and simplified models for the compressor, humidifier and cooling system. The framework features (i) a detailed dynamic process model, and (ii) an explicit/multi-parametric model predictive controller design step. For the model based controller design, a reduced order approximate model is obtained from the dynamic simulation of the system. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

Panos, C., Kouramas, K. I., Georgiadis, M. C., Brandon, N., & Pistikopoulos, E. N. (2010). Modelling and Explicit MPC of PEM Fuel Cell Systems. 20th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, 517–522. doi:10.1016/s1570-7946(10)28087-2

Financial support of the CPSE Industrial Consortium, KAUST, EPSRC (EP/E047017/1, EP/G059071/1) and DECADE IAPP project of FP7 (PIAP-GA-2008-230659) is gratefully acknowledged.


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