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A review of fault tolerant control strategies applied to proton exchange membrane fuel cell systems

Abstract : Fuel cells are powerful systems for power generation. They have a good efficiency and do not generate greenhouse gases. This technology involves a lot of scientific fields, which leads to the appearance of strongly inter dependent parameters. This makes the system particularly hard to control and increases fault's occurrence frequency. These two issues call for the necessity to maintain the system performance at the expected level, even in faulty operating conditions. It is called " fault tolerant control " (FTC). The present paper aims to give the state of the art of FTC applied to the proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC). The FTC approach is composed of two parts. First, a diagnosis part allows the identification and the isolation of a fault; it requires a good a priori knowledge of all the possible faults. Then, a control part allows an optimal control strategy to find the best operating point to recover/ mitigate the fault; it re quires the knowledge of the degradation phenomena and their mitigation strategies.
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Étienne Dijoux, Nadia Steiner, Michel Benne, Marie-Cécile Pera, Brigitte Grondin-Perez. A review of fault tolerant control strategies applied to proton exchange membrane fuel cell systems. Journal of Power Sources, Elsevier, 2017, 359, pp.119-133. ⟨10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.05.058⟩. ⟨hal-01624984⟩



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