Modelling and explicit MPC of PEM fuel cell systems

Christos Panos, Konstantinos I. Kouramas, Michael C. Georgiadis, Nigel Brandon, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-522
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-07-01
Acknowledgements: 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.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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