This book describes advanced research results on Modeling and Control designs for Fuel Cells and their hybrid energy systems. Filled with simulation examples and test results, it provides detailed discussions on Fuel Cell Modeling, Analysis, and Nonlinear control. Beginning with an introduction to Fuel Cells and Fuel Cell Power Systems, as well as the fundamentals of Fuel Cell Systems and their components, it then presents the Linear and Nonlinear modeling of Fuel Cell Dynamics. Typical approaches of Linear and Nonlinear Modeling and Control Design methods for Fuel Cells are also discussed. The authors explore the Simulink implementation of Fuel Cells, including the modeling of PEM Fuel Cells and Control Designs. They cover the applications of Fuel cells in vehicles, utility power systems, and stand-alone systems, which integrate Fuel Cells, Wind Power, and Solar Power. Mathematical preliminaries on Linear and Nonlinear Control are provided in an appendix.
Introduction. Fundamentals of Fuel Cells. Linear and Nonlinear Models of Fuel Cell Dynamics. Linear and Nonlinear Control Design for Fuel Cells. Simulink Implementation of Fuel Cell Models and Controllers. Applications of Fuel Cells in Vehicles. Application of Fuel Cells in Utility Power Systems and Stand-Alone Systems. Control and Analysis of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems. Optimization of PEMFCs. Power Electronics Applications for Fuel Cells. A PEM Fuel Cell Temperature Controller. Implementation of Digital Signal Processor-Based Power Electronics Control. Appendix A: Linear Control. Appendix B: Nonlinear Control. Appendix C: Induction Machine Modeling and Vector Control for Fuel Cell Vehicle Applications. Appendix D: Coordinate Transformation. Appendix E: Space Vector PWM. Index.