Fuzzy Controller Development for A PEM Fuel Cell System

Kary Thanapalan, G-P Liu, Jonathan Williams, David Rees

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A Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell system model that is suitable for control study is presented in this paper. The PEM mathematical model is then used for the controller development to improve system performance. Within the University research facilities, there is a PEM Fuel Cell Test station (PEM-FCT) available, so the PEM-FCT is used for the modelling and controller study. A fuzzy set-point weighted PID controller is designed to improve the performance of the fuel cell system. The underlying idea of our controller design is to use a fuzzy based system to support the operation of a PID controller. The new control strategy is implemented on a PC based computer model of the FCT system and simulated. The results indicate that the control strategy has improved the system performance dramatically.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event7th UKACC International Conference on Control (Control 2008): CONTROL 2008 - University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sept 20084 Sept 2008


Conference7th UKACC International Conference on Control (Control 2008)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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