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This paper presents the development of dynamic models for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells using electrical circuits. The models have been implemented in MATLAB/SIMULINK and Pspice environments. Both the double-layer charging effect and the thermodynamic characteristic inside the fuel cell are included in the models. The model responses obtained at steady-state and transient conditions are validated by experimental data measured from an Avista Labs SR-12 500 W PEM fuel cell stack. The models could be used in PEM fuel cell control related studies.
Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2005. IEEE
Date of Conference: 12-16 June 2005