Modelling and explicit model predictive control for PEM fuel cell systems Academic Article uri icon


  • We present an analytical dynamic model and a general framework for the optima control design of a PEM fuel cell system. The mathematical model consists of a detailed model for the PEM fuel cell stack and simplified models for the compressor, humidifier and cooling system. The framework features (i) a detailed dynamic process model, (ii) a reduced order approximating model obtained by performing dynamic simulations of the system and (iii) the design of an explicit/multi-parametric model predictive controller. The derived explicit/multi-parametric controller is tested and validated off-line on several operating conditions. 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Panos, C., Kouramas, K. I., Georgiadis, M. C., & Pistikopoulos, E. N.

citation count

  • 52

complete list of authors

  • Panos, C||Kouramas, KI||Georgiadis, MC||Pistikopoulos, EN

publication date

  • January 2012