A study on energy management system for hybrid powered railway vehicles with fuel cells and Electric Double Layer Capacitors

Kenta Tsukahara, Keiichiro Kondo

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Abstract

Since Fuel Cells (FCs) are very expensive, its output power should be minimized when FCs are applied to hybrid powered railway vehicles with Electric Double Layer Capacitors (EDLCs). Therefore, it is necessary to clarify a reasonable method to determine the required FCs output power. In this paper, the basic view for determining the required FCs output power and EDLCs capacitance, and controlling the EDLC energy appropriately is revealed. The proposed methods are verified by numerical simulations, assuming a train operation in a typical rural line. The results of this study would contribute to the development of environment-friendly transportation system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEMS 2012 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication15th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, ICEMS 2012 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 2012 Oct 212012 Oct 24

Publication series

NameICEMS 2012 - Proceedings: 15th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems

Other

Other15th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems, ICEMS 2012
CountryJapan
CitySapporo
Period12/10/2112/10/24

Keywords

  • Electric Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC)
  • Energy management
  • Fuel cell
  • Hybrid powered railway vehicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Tsukahara, K., & Kondo, K. (2012). A study on energy management system for hybrid powered railway vehicles with fuel cells and Electric Double Layer Capacitors. In ICEMS 2012 - Proceedings: 15th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems [6401961] (ICEMS 2012 - Proceedings: 15th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems).