Über den Autor
The authors have a working career on automatic control reseach, mostly in the academic arena, with a significant number of peer-reviewed international papers on prestigious jounals and international meetings. This book is the result of theoretical reseach and experimental development activities on non-linear control of the fuel cell area during the last five years. It presents working models of real PEM fuel cell arrangements and experimental results of the control techniques proposed.
Introducing Fuel Cells.- Basics of PEM Fuel Cells.- Fundamentals of Sliding Mode Control Design.- Assessment of SOSM Techniques Applied to Fuel Cell Control.- Control-oriented Modelling and Experimental Validation of a PEMFC Generation System.- SOSM Controller for the PEMFC Generation System: Design and Implementation.- Closing Remarks.
Sliding-mode Control of PEM Fuel Cells demonstrates the application of higher-order sliding-mode control to PEMFC dynamics showing the advantages of sliding modes.
The book introduces the theory of fuel cells and sliding-mode control. It contextualises PEMFCs both in terms of their development and within the hydrogen economy and today's energy production situation as a whole. It then discusses fuel-cell operation principles, the mathematical background of high-order sliding-mode control and to a feasibility study for the use of sliding modes in the control of an automotive fuel stack.
Part II presents experimental results of sliding-mode-control application to laboratory fuel cells and deals with subsystem-based modelling, detailed design, and observability and controllability. Simulation results are contrasted with empirical data and performance, robustness and implementation issues are treated in depth. Possibilities for future research are also laid out.
Shows the reader how to deal with problems associated with nonlinear behaviour in fuel-cell systemsAssists the reader in reaching environmental goals by making fuel cells a more practical approach to energy generation