Simulation of PEM fuel cells for applications in auxiliary power in ships

Chien-Hsing Lee, W. T. Lee, C. C. Huang, C. L. Su

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Abstract

The mathematical model of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells is used to simulate the output voltages and currents of PEM fuel cells in this paper. The purpose of this paper is to study the feasibility of using the output voltages and currents of PEM fuel cells as auxiliary power in ships. Moreover, this paper uses a dc-to-ac power converter to convert the dc voltage to ac voltage and step up the ac voltage to 120 volts through a transformer for supplying to the loads of a ship. Meanwhile, the effects of loads changes on the power generation of PEM fuel cells are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Taiwan Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Volume26
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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