Multiple-Model Adaptive Control of a Hybrid Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Gas Turbine Power Plant Simulator

Alex Tsai, Paolo Pezzini, David Tucker, Kenneth M. Bryden
2019 Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage  
A multiple model adaptive control (MMAC) methodology is used to control the critical parameters of a solid oxide fuel cell gas turbine (SOFC-GT) cyberphysical simulator, capable of characterizing 300 kW hybrid plants. The SOFC system is composed of a hardware balance of plant (BoP) component, and a high fidelity FC model implemented in software. This study utilizes empirically derived transfer functions (TFs) of the BoP facility to derive the MMAC gains for the BoP system, based on an
more » ... sed on an estimation algorithm which identifies current operating points. The MMAC technique is useful for systems having a wide operating envelope with nonlinear dynamics. The practical implementation of the adaptive methodology is presented through simulation in the matlab/simulink environment. A multiple model adaptive control (MMAC) methodology is used to control the critical parameters of a solid oxide fuel cell gas turbine (SOFC-GT) cyberphysical simulator, capable of characterizing 300 kW hybrid plants. The SOFC system is composed of a hardware balance of plant (BoP) component, and a high fidelity FC model implemented in software. This study utilizes empirically derived transfer functions (TFs) of the BoP facility to derive the MMAC gains for the BoP system, based on an estimation algorithm which identifies current operating points. The MMAC technique is useful for systems having a wide operating envelope with nonlinear dynamics. The practical implementation of the adaptive methodology is presented through simulation in the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment.
doi:10.1115/1.4042381 fatcat:domgmryu6zdf3o5giyrmdhehue