Modeling and Control of Multiphase Interleaved Fuel-Cell Boost Converter Based on Hamiltonian Control Theory for Transportation Applications

This article presents a multiphase interleaved boost converter supplied by a fuel-cell (FC)/reformer power source for highly dynamic transportation applications. A control theory based on the Hamiltonian function approach is considered. Using the port-controlled Hamiltonian system, the authors propose simple solutions to the dynamic performance and convergence problems when an interaction occurs between the power sources and constant power loads. To corroborate the proposed control law, an FC boost converter (2.5-kW two-phase interleaved converter) is used and investigated in the laboratory. The methanol FC system is composed of a fuel reformer reactor that transforms water and methanol liquid fuel into hydrogen gas to a polymer electrolyte membrane FC stack (2.5 kW, 50 V). The studied control approach is realized by digital calculation using a MicroLabBox controller board (dSPACE platform). The simulation using the MATLAB/Simulink program and the experimental results validate that the authors' proposed solution is an excellent control algorithm for highly dynamic power-load cycles.


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  • Accession Number: 01748898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2020 2:29PM