Effect of process parameters on the dynamic behavior of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells for electric vehicle applications

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This paper presents a dynamic mathematical model for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane "PEM" fuel cell systems to be used for electric vehicle applications. The performance of the fuel cell, depending on the developed model and taking the double layer charging effect into account, is investigated with different process parameters to evaluate their effect on the unit behavior. Thus, it will be easy to develop suitable controllers to regulate the unit operation, which encourages the use of fuel cells especially with electric vehicles applications. The steady-state performance of the fuel cell is verified using a comparison with datasheet data and curves provided by the manufacturer. The results and conclusions introduced in this paper provide a base for further investigation of fuel cells-driven dc motors for electric vehicle. © 2013 Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of Ain Shams University.

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Abd El Monem, A. A., Azmy, A. M., & Mahmoud, S. A. (2014). Effect of process parameters on the dynamic behavior of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells for electric vehicle applications. Ain Shams Engineering Journal, 5(1), 75–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asej.2013.05.001

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