Modeling and Control of a Grid Connected PAFC System

Iqbal, Tariq and Tanni, Mahmuda Ahmed (2014) Modeling and Control of a Grid Connected PAFC System. International Journal of Energy Science (IJES), 4 (3). pp. 69-76. ISSN 2304-3679

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This paper presents a closed-loop control of a 440kW fuel cell system including power electronics and grid side filters. Simulation results show the dynamics of a phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC) and its associated power electronics including grid connection. The proposed model is based on empirical equations and Simulink blocks. The modeling and simulation is done in Matlab/Simulink software with its Power System Blockset (PSB). This model mathematically calculates cell output voltages and their consequent losses. Moreover, this model includes dc power conversion of fuel cell output into ac and grid interface. Presented model is simple and easy to understand.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 14762
Keywords: Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell, Modeling and Simulation, Power Conditioning System, LCL Filters, Distributed Generation
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: January 2014
Date Type: Publication
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