Nonlinear feedback control of a preheater-integrated molten carbonate fuel cell system

Wei Wu, Jyun J. Luo

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A kW-class molten carbonate fuel cell with direct internal reforming is presented. Within an additional preheating framework, the estimation and control technique is implemented to this kind of nonlinear systems. By the proposed algorithm, the steady-state optimization algorithm subject to prescribed physical constraints is used to determine the desired operating condition, an open-loop observer design provides effective state estimation, and the nonlinear feedback control ensures the bounded stack temperature regulation in spite of unknown inlet perturbations. Finally, the proposed control methodology is successfully verified by numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)860-868
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Process Control
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation

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