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 Shiraki, Kenta Tsukahara, Keiichiro Kondo

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Fuel Cell(FC) power should be minimized because of its expensive cost. when it is applied to hybrid powered rail- way 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 ikw class experimental system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-87
Number of pages9
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Electric double layer capacitor(EDLC)
  • Energy management
  • Fuel cell(FC)
  • Hybrid powered railway vehicles
  • Output delay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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