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.
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General Fuel Cell Hybrid Synergies and Hybrid System Testing Status,”
J. Power Sources,
U.S. DOE Fossil Energy Fuel Cells Program,”
J. Power Sources,
Characterization of Air Flow Management and Control in a Fuel Cell Turbine Hybrid Power System Using Hardware Simulation,”
ASMEPaper No. PWR2005-50127. 10.1115/PWR2005-50127
Multivariable Robust Control of a Simulated Hybrid Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Gas Turbine Plant,”
ASME J. Fuel Cell Sci. Technol.,
Improved Controller Performance of Selected Hybrid SOFC-GT Plant Signals Based on Practical Control Schemes,”
ASME J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power,
Adaptive Control of Balance of Plant Components in a Fuel Cell Gas Turbine Power Plant Simulator,”
ASMEPaper No. GT2013-95872.10.1115/GT2013-95872
A Real-Time Spatial SOFC Model for Hardware-Based Simulation of Hybrid Systems,”
ASMEPaper No. FuelCell2011-54591. 10.1115/FuelCell2011-54591
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Int. J. Control,
Model Reference Adaptive Control for Nonminimum Phase Systems Using a Surrogate Tracking Error,”
50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference(
CDC-ECC), Orlando, FL, Dec. 12–15, pp.
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American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, June 11–13, pp.
Robust Adaptive Control,
Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
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ASMEPaper No. FuelCell2011-54146. 10.1115/FuelCell2011-54146
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Cold Air as a Function of Pressure Drop in Fuel Cell Turbine Hybrid Systems,”
Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology Conference, Boston, MA, June 16–20, ASME Paper No. ES-FuelCell2014-6523.
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