Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-0370
2000-03-06

Dynamic Response of an Indirect-Methanol Fuel Cell Vehicle 2000-01-0370

This paper examines the impacts of fuel cell system parameters and control strategies on the dynamic response of an indirect-methanol fuel cell vehicle (FCV). An indirect-methanol fuel cell system model is introduced and explained, and then the effect of parameter variations on the vehicle acceleration from 0-60 mph (ca. 0-100 kph) is analyzed. Varied parameters are the fuel processor response time, the utilization rate and the fuel cell system size (qualitatively). In addition two different fuel cell system control strategies are introduced and are compared with respect to their impact on vehicle acceleration. If poor fuel processor dynamics are the limiting factor, the vehicle acceleration can be improved adopting an alternative control strategy -- without major changes in hardware but accepting a lower fuel economy.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Improvements of Truck Fuel Economy using Mechanical Regenerative Braking

2010-01-1980

View Details

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Definition and Application of a Standard Verification and Validation Process for Dynamic Vehicle Simulation Models

2011-01-0519

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Wheel Power in Urban and Extra-Urban Driving for xEV Design

2019-01-1080

View Details

X