The Modelica Fuel Cell Library (FCL) is used to model, simulate, analyze and control fuel cell design and operation, especially for PEMFC (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) and SOFC (Solid Oxide) fuel cell systems.
It contains the essential components needed to research, design and configure fuel cell systems, including components, subsystems, templates and media.
The flexibility of the tool, the extended code, the graphical user interface and examples make FCL easy to get started and useful in a wide range of applications.
In the figure above natural gas, water and air are fed to a fuel preprocessor where the components are mixed, pre-heated and reformed into syngas suitable as fuel for the SOFC stack. The reformed gas is fed to the anode side of a 5 kW SOFC stack, hot air is fed to the cathode side. The stack in this examples contains three substacks with a total of 50 cells. Reforming reactions are taking place in the anode channel of each substack so that more hydrogen gas is generated. The hydrogen reacts with oxygen in the cell membrane, which gives rise to electrical current through the stack.
The Modelica Fuel Cell Library is a valuable tool for all industries and academia that work with fuel cell stacks and PEMFC and SOFC systems, including manufacturers, operators, consultancy companies and universities.
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Typical challenges are: system design, controls system verification (HIL/SIL), fast dynamics due to reactions and start-up sequence.
Both detailed systems modeling and real-time simulations are possible with the Fuel Cell Library.
Fuel Cell Library is a product of Modelon and is distributed by Modelon and partners worldwide.How can we help you?
”The system model developed by Modelon in Fuel Cell Library for the FCGEN project was used for HIL verification of the control system. This proved very convenient, especially as it could run on real-time computer, and on standard PC within the Matlab/Simulink model through its FMU block.Dr. Boštjan Pregelj , Coordinator for EU project FCGEN www.fcgen.com, Researcher at Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia