IEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Online ISSN : 1348-8163
Print ISSN : 0913-6339
ISSN-L : 0913-6339
Method to Determine Fuel Cell Output Power and Capacitance of Electric Double Layer Capacitor for a Traction System of Hybrid Powered Railway Vehicles Considering Output Delay of Fuel Cell
Naoki ShirakiKenta TsukaharaKeiichiro Kondo
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2016 Volume 136 Issue 1 Pages 79-87


Fuel Cell (FC) power should be minimized because of its expensive cost, when it is applied to hybrid powered railway vehicles with Electric Double Layer Capacitors (EDLCs). This paper proposes a method to determine FC output power and EDLC capacitance in order to minimize the hybrid system, considering the time delay of FC output power and energy losses for running. This paper also verifies the energy management strategy for EDLCs with FC output power and for power flow controls of DC/DC chopper by a 1kW class experimental system.

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