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Title: Component-based modelling of PEM fuel cells with bond graphs
Authors: Vasilyev, Andrey
Andrews, John
Jackson, Lisa M.
Dunnett, Sarah J.
Davies, Ben
Keywords: PEM fuel cells
Bond graph
Multi-physics
Modeling
Modelica
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: VASILYEV, A. ... et al, 2017. Component-based modelling of PEM fuel cells with bond graphs. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, [In Press].
Abstract: A polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell is a power generation device that transforms chemical energy contained within hydrogen and oxygen gases into useful electricity. The performance of a PEMFC unit is governed by three interdependent physical phenomena: heat, mass, and charge transfer. When modelling such a multi-physical system it is advantageous to use an approach capable of representing all the processes in a unified fashion. This paper presents a component-based model of PEMFCs developed using the bond graph (BG) technique in Modelica language. The basics of the BG method are outlined and a number of relevant publications are reviewed. Model assumptions and necessary equations for each fuel cell component are outlined. The overall model is constructed from a set of bond-graphic blocks within thermal, pneumatic and electrical domains. The model output was compared with the experimental data gathered from a two-cell stack and demonstrated a good accuracy in predicting system behaviour. In the future the designed model will be used for fuel cell reliability studies.
Description: This paper is closed access until 12 months after publication.
Sponsor: The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of EPSRC (grant number EP/K02101X/1) which has enabled the research reported in this paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26961
Publisher Link: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-hydrogen-energy
ISSN: 0360-3199
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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