Development of Model Based Controllers for Fuel Cell Systems

Kary Thanapalan, Jonathan Williams

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In this chapter, fuel cell system modelling and controller development for performance improvements, are investigated. Essentially and in general terms there are two approaches to modelling; black box modelling and detailed dynamic modelling. This chapter introduces both modelling approaches and then used to apply to hydrogen fuel cell system and controller development for improved system performance. In addition, design and analysis of model based control systems are described with reference to a newly designed fuzzy-PID hybrid controller and the results indicate that the fuzzy-PID hybrid control strategy can improve the system’s performance significantly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable Energy
Subtitle of host publicationSelect Issues
EditorsManuel Pérez-Donsión, Silvano Vergura, Gianpaolo Vitale
Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-1-4438-8377-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


  • Energy
  • environment
  • controller design
  • modelling simulation


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