Title: Computer simulation for dynamic characteristics of proton exchange membrane fuel cell

Authors: Tao Chen; Shuliang Liu; Hanxia Ruan

Addresses: School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China ' School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China ' School of Material Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China

Abstract: Mathematical modelling is essential to investigate the performance of proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). In this paper, a system-level dynamic model of PEMFC is developed using the semi-empirical equations. The proposed model is implemented in MATLAB/SIMULINK software to simulate the dynamic characteristics of PEMFC. The dynamic response characteristics of PEMFC are conducted and analysed under multiple layers of step change in the fuel cell loads, which is defined as the input source. The research we have done suggests that is useful to improve the design and performance of PEMFC.

Keywords: proton exchange membrane fuel cells; PEMFC dynamics; mathematical modelling; simulation; SIMULINK; step change; fuel cell loads; PEMFC design; PEMFC performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSI.2016.079645

International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, 2016 Vol.10 No.1/2/3, pp.108 - 121

Available online: 05 Oct 2016 *

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