A study on methods to design and select energy storage devices for Fuel Cell hybrid powered railway vehicles

Kenta Tsukahara, Keiichiro Kondo

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Abstract

Since Fuel Cells (FCs) are very expensive, their output power should be minimized when FCs are applied to hybrid powered railway vehicles. Therefore, it is necessary to reveal the effect of hybridization with energy storage devices to reduce the FCs output power. In this paper, methods to design the capacity of energy storage devices which are assumed to be Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) and Electric Double Layer Capacitors (EDLCs) are studied for FCs hybrid powered railway vehicles. The proposed methods are verified by numerical simulations, assuming a train operation in a typical rural line. Finally, procedures to select the suitable energy storage devices and to design their capacity for FCs hybrid powered railway vehicles are provided. The results of this study contribute to the development of environment-friendly transportation system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Pages4534-4539
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2013 Nov 102013 Nov 14

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Other

Other39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period13/11/1013/11/14

Keywords

  • Electric Double Layer Capacitor
  • Fuel Cell
  • Hybrid powered railway vehicle
  • Lithium-ion battery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Tsukahara, K., & Kondo, K. (2013). A study on methods to design and select energy storage devices for Fuel Cell hybrid powered railway vehicles. In Proceedings, IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (pp. 4534-4539). [6699866] (IECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)). https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2013.6699866