Bond graph modeling, design and experimental validation of a photovoltaic/fuel cell/electrolyzer/battery hybrid power system

Badoud, Abd Essalam and Merahi, Farid and Bouamama, Belkacem Ould and Mekhilef, Saad (2021) Bond graph modeling, design and experimental validation of a photovoltaic/fuel cell/electrolyzer/battery hybrid power system. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46 (47). pp. 24011-24027. ISSN 0360-3199, DOI

Full text not available from this repository.


This work presents a complete bond graph modeling of a hybrid photovoltaic-fuel cellelectrolyzer-battery system. These are multi-physics models that will take into account the influence of temperature on the electrochemical parameters. A bond graph modeling of the electrical dynamics of each source will be introduced. The bond graph models were developed to highlight the multi-physics aspect describing the interaction between hydraulic, thermal, electrochemical, thermodynamic, and electrical fields. This will involve using the most generic modeling approach possible for managing the energy flows of the system while taking into account the viability of the system. Another point treated in this work is to propose. In this work, a new strategy for the power flow management of the studied system has been proposed. This strategy aims to improve the overall efficiency of the studied system by optimizing the decisions made when starting and stopping the fuel cell and the electrolyzer. It was verified that the simulation results of the proposed system, when compared to simulation results presented in the literature, that the hydrogen demand is increased by an average of 8%. The developed management algorithm allows reducing the fuel cell degradation by 87% and the electrolyzer degradation by 65%. As for the operating time of the electrolyzer, an increment of 65% was achieved, thus improving the quality of the produced hydrogen. The Fuel Cell's running time has been decreased by 59%. With the ambition to validate the models proposed and the associated commands, the development of this study gave rise to the creation of an experimental platform. Using this high-performance experimental platform, experimental tests were carried out and the results obtained are compared with those obtained by simulation under the same metrological conditions. (c) 2021 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PV array; Fuel cell; Electrolyzer; Modeling; Bond graph; Hydrogen
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2022 04:03
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2022 04:03

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item