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JOCET 2013 Vol.1 (3): 178-183 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2013.V1.41

Dynamic Modeling a of Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC) and Its Power Conditioning System

M. A. Tanni, Md Arifujjaman, and M. T. Iqbal
Abstract—This paper presents the dynamics of a phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC) and its associated power electronics. The modeling of the power conditioning system for phosphoric acid fuel cell is discussed here. This model is based on empirical equations. The simulation is done using Matlab/Simulink and its Power System Blockset (PSB). This model mathematically calculates cell output voltages and their consequent losses. It also calculates the ac output from the system by simulating an inverter dc input from the fuel stacks. The V-I curves and dynamics can be observed. The effects of variation in outputs for different inputs can also be observed. This model is easy to understand and it requires less computational time.

Index Terms—Distributed generation, dynamic modeling and simulation, phosphoric acid fuel cell, power conditioning system.

M. A. Tanni is with Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (e-mail:
Md Arifujjaman is with UTC Power, South Windsor, CT, USA (
M. T. Iqbal is with the Department of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (email:


Cite:M. A. Tanni, Md Arifujjaman, and M. T. Iqbal, "Dynamic Modeling a of Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC) and Its Power Conditioning System," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 178-183, 2013.

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