Control-Oriented Thermal Modeling Methodology for Water-Cooled PEM Fuel-Cell-Based Systems

Jose David Rojas, Cristian Kunusch, Carlos Ocampo-Martinez, Vicenc Puig
2015 IEEE transactions on industrial electronics (1982. Print)  
In this paper, a new control-oriented modelling methodology for the thermal dynamics of water-cooled Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) is presented and validated. This methodology is not only useful for control applications, but also can be used for predicting the temperature variation across the stack, allowing to monitor its operation. The methodology has been validated in a real 600W, 20-cells, water cooled PEMFC, with encouraging results for both the stationary and the transient
more » ... ates. Results show that the proposed methodology is accurate and suitable for control purposes
doi:10.1109/tie.2015.2405332 fatcat:qfqxf4cypzdpvpsrct4mkmpvmq