Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
John Ed Sneckenberger.
This research concentrated on the modeling and control of a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell in a deregulated electric power system. The PEM fuel cell is a Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) system with various dynamic states. In most previous model studies, the stack temperature of a fuel cell was considered to be constant. For long duration short transient and analysis, the stack temperature should be considered a variable. A derived dynamic model for the PEM fuel cell was analyzed using MATLAB/SIMULINK. Power generation characteristics of the PEM fuel cell were presented. Performance of the PEM fuel cell under various operating conditions was analyzed.;The three primary goals of this research were to develop a design model a PEM fuel cell with variable temperature, model the PCU and to develop a control system for better performance when the PEM fuel cell operates in a deregulated electric power system. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Srinivasan, Padmanabhan, "Dynamic modeling and control of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell as a distributed generator" (2003). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1399.