A 300kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Gas Turbine (SOFC-GT) power plant simulator is evaluated with the use of a Model Reference Adaptive Control scheme, implemented for a set of nonlinear empirical Transfer Functions. The SOFC-GT simulator allows testing of various fuel cell models under a Hardware-in-the-Loop configuration that incorporates a 120kW Auxiliary Power Unit, and Balance-of-Plant components in hardware, and a fuel cell model in software. The adaptation technique is beneficial to plants having a wide range of operation, and strong coupling interaction. The practical implementation of the adaptive methodology is presented through simulation in the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment.
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Adaptive Control of a Nonlinear Fuel Cell-Gas Turbine Balance of Plant Simulation Facility
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Tsai, A, Tucker, D, & Emami, T. "Adaptive Control of a Nonlinear Fuel Cell-Gas Turbine Balance of Plant Simulation Facility." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology collocated with the ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability. ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. June 30–July 2, 2014. V001T02A010. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FuelCell2014-6674
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