Dynamic modeling of tubular SOFC for marine power system

Bao-gang San, Peilin Zhou, David Clelland

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Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) has been identified as an effective and clean alternative choice for marine power system. This paper emphasizes on the dynamic modeling of SOFC power system and its performance based upon marine operating circumstance. A SOFC power system model has been provided considering thermodynamic and electrochemical reaction mechanism. Subcomponents of lithium ion battery, power conditioning unit, stack structure and controller are integrated in the model. The dynamic response of the system is identified according to the inertia of its subcomponent and controller. Validation of the whole system simulation at steady state and transit period are presented, concerning the effects of thermo inertia, control strategy and seagoing environment. The simulation results show reasonable accuracy compare with lab test. The models can be used to predict performance of a SOFC power system and identify the system response when part of the component parameter is adjusted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-240
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Marine Science and Application
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010


  • tubular SOFC
  • marine power system
  • thermodynamic modeling

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