Special Issue "Modelling and Process Control of Fuel Cell Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: Advanced and Non Linear Control of Process Systems; Modelling and Process Control of UF Filtration Systems to Produce Clean Water; Modelling and Process Control of Fuel Cell Systems; Advanced Mathematical Modelling of Gas Olefin Polymerization in Fluidized-Bed Catalytic Reactor; Advanced Control for Semi-Active Car Suspension System; Optimisation of Chemical Process Systems; Development of Software for Online Process Control; Artificial Intelligence for Modelling and Control of Process Systems; Process Control
Interests: Engineering & Materials Science; Chemical Compounds; Physics & Astronomy; Chemistry and Materials; Engineering; General; Physics
Ever increasing energy consumption, rising public awareness for environmental protection, and higher prices of fossil fuels have motivated many to look for alternative/renewable energy sources. World fossil fluid fuel demand will soon exceed world fossil fluid fuel production, which will be expected to lead to an energy shortage crisis unless a sustainable alternative fuel is available soon. Among the many alternative fuel sources, fuel cells have received the greatest amount of attention, while they can also act as cogeneration systems.
The complicated reaction, heat, and mass transfer mechanisms in the fuel cells introduce extreme nonlinearities in the dynamcis of the fuel cell. The fundamental modeling and control problem in the fuel cells is further complicated by the existence of the strong interaction between the input and output parameters (conventional process modeling and control strategies are incapable of coping with these difficulties). Conventional models do not consider all these the phenomena in their model. Therefore, a comprehensive model is needed to provide a more realistic understanding of the phenomena encountered in fuel cells and improve the quantitative understanding of the actual process.
Since fuel cells are severely nonlinear and typically have several operational constraints, a single linear controller may not provide satisfactory performance over a wide range of operating conditions. Therefore, an efficient advanced process control scheme needs to be implemented due to process dynamic nonlinearities and difficulties involved in the robust control of fuel cells. As such, the modeling and control of fuel cells is a huge challenge for all researchers.
Since the simulation results of modeling are only a prediction and estimation of the real system, an important step in the development of modeling and control is online validation. Unfortunately, there is a lack of experimental validation of the dynamic models of fuel cells in the open literature at present.
Hence, this Special Issue on “Modeling and Control of Fuel Cells” aims to compile together novel advances in the development and application of computational modeling to address these longstanding challenges of these fuel-cell systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The development of improved modeling methods for fuel cells;
- The development of advanced systems identification and observers in fuel-cell systems;
- The development of advanced control strategies for fuel cells;
- Optimization of the fuel-cell system, especially in cogeneration systems; and
- Online validation of modeling and control techniques developed for fuel-cell system.
Prof. Dr. Mohd Azlan Hussain
Prof. Dr. Wan Ramli Wan Daud
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- fuel cells
- cogeneration system