A 300 kW solid oxide fuel cell gas turbine (SOFC-GT) power plant simulator is evaluated with the use of a model reference adaptive control (MRAC) 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 120 kW 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.
Adaptive Control of a Nonlinear Fuel Cell-Gas Turbine Balance of Plant Simulation Facility
Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received April 20, 2014; final manuscript received May 26, 2014; published online September 16, 2014. Editor: Nigel M. Sammes.
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Tsai, A., Tucker, D., and Emami, T. (September 16, 2014). "Adaptive Control of a Nonlinear Fuel Cell-Gas Turbine Balance of Plant Simulation Facility." ASME. J. Fuel Cell Sci. Technol. December 2014; 11(6): 061002. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4028157
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