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A Virtual Prototype of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Using VHDL-AMS Language

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A. Laouamri

 University of Ferhat Abbas Setif, Setif 19000, Algerialaouamri@yahoo.fr

F. Djahli, A. Rabhi, A. Benhamadouche, A. Ballouti, A. Bendjadou

 University of Ferhat Abbas Setif, Setif 19000, Algeria

J. Fuel Cell Sci. Technol 6(2), 024502 (Feb 25, 2009) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2971056 History: Received June 02, 2007; Revised December 08, 2007; Published February 25, 2009

The aim of this paper is to introduce a novel modeling method for the Proton exchange membrane full cell (PEMFC) based on the novel concept of “virtual prototyping” and to present a simple and accurate model of the cell performance by using the mixed-technology modeling language VHDL-AMS . This model describes the steady state and the dynamic behavior of a PEM fuel cell using its characteristic equations. The phenomenon of a charge double layer and the electrochemical parameters such as resistivity of membrane, concentration of hydrogen (oxygen) in catalytic interface of anode (cathode), and current density are considered in this modeling method. These parameters are adjustable and present a good solution to predict output voltage, efficiency, and output power of the PEMFC.

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Figure 1

Schematic of the PEMFC

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Figure 2

A diagram for a behavior model of the PEMFC

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Figure 3

VHDL-AMS description of the PEMFC

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Figure 4

Cell polarization curve and cell efficiency in steady state

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Cell power density in steady state

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Figure 6

Cell voltage in dynamic state

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Figure 7

Cell power density and cell efficiency in dynamic state



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