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Simulation on the fuel cell system for motorcycle application

Inayati, Inayati and Saidi, Hamdani (2004) Simulation on the fuel cell system for motorcycle application. In: 18th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChe) 2004, 13 - 14 Dec. 2004, UTP, Perak, Malaysia.



This paper presents a computer simulation on the fuel cell system for motorcycle application. The work is focused on the fuel cell system and is aimed to calculate the power and energy requirements during the vehicle cruising, i.e., calculation on the power needed to drive the motorcycle, parasitic loads and power that must be produced by the fuel stack to fulfill the drive cycle. Fuel cell system consists of fuel cell stack, compressor for delivering process air, and the cooling systems. Power needed for auxiliaries is also taken into account. Parasitic loads cover the power needed to drive process air compressor, cooling water pump and cooling air compressor. The inputs for the simulation are vehicle characteristics and the highway drive cycle. Matlab/Simulink is used as a tool for this simulation. Results of the simulation show that 7kW power is needed to fulfill the maximum speed of 95.84 km/h. At ambient temperature, hydrogen needed to deliver the top speed is 1.3L/s at 2.5 bars and air is 15.5L/s at ambient pressure respectively. The highest power consumption of the parasitic loads is drawn by process air compressor.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fuel cell, fuel cell motorcycle, fuel cell system, PEMFC, simulation
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:5989
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:28 Jul 2008 07:48
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:37

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