Study of method for designing the power and the capacitance of fuel cells and electric double-layer capacitors of hybrid railway vehicle

Kenji Takizawa, Keiichiro Kondo

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Abstract

A hybrid railway traction system with fuel cells (FCs) and electric double layer-capacitors (EDLCs) is discussed in this paper. This system can save FC costs and absorb the regenerative energy. A method for designing FCs and EDLCs on the basis of the output power and capacitance, respectively, has not been reported, even though their design is one of the most important technical issues encountered in the design of hybrid railway vehicles. Such design method is presented along with a train load profile and an energy management strategy. The design results obtained using the proposed method are verified by performing numerical simulations of a running train. These results reveal that the proposed method for designing the EDLCs and FCs on the basis of the capacitance and power, respectively, and by using a method for controlling the EDLC voltage is sufficiently effective in designing efficient EDLCs and FCs of hybrid railway traction systems.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Industry Applications
Volume132
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 13
Externally publishedYes

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Hybrid vehicles
Fuel cells
Capacitance
Traction (friction)
Energy management
Supercapacitor
Computer simulation
Electric potential
Costs

Keywords

  • Control method
  • Electric double layer capacitor (EDLC)
  • Energy management
  • Energy storage device
  • Fuel cell
  • Hybrid powered railway vehicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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