Fuel Cell System Optimization in the Office

Optimization of your fuel cell system development and calibration activities

Developing Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) with the highest system efficiency while also maintaining full performance, stability, NVH characteristics and safety is a complex task. Optimizing system efficiency while also managing anode gas and thermal control, requires a high number of iteration loops in the design process. Furthermore, such research and development work must be conducted in order to serve a mass market.

To handle this complexity, and reduce time and effort, we have designed a fuel cell system optimization process that you can simulate in the office. Our model-based solution reduces your need for prototypes and enables early concept evaluation.

Reducing Cost, Time and Risk

By applying our simulation tools early in the development process for activities such as virtual prototyping, you can achieve optimal solutions in less time. Balance of Plant (BoP) and component models can be derived from Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations and component testbeds.

By combining our DoE solutions with physics-based simulation, component testbeds and co-simulation methodologies, you can further optimize the overall system behavior. Parallel testing of multiple models can be run exhaustively around the clock. This leads to faster, better component optimization, and less reliance on prototypes and test stands. It also reduces the risk of damage to costly prototypes.

And with our recurrent neural network you can run fast empirical models. This means you can investigate a large number of different configurations in less time.

The benefits and features of our approach are many and diverse. They include:

  • Automated operation for unattended simulation and testbed control, 24/7
  • Seamless component model integration in co-simulation environments
  • Model-based calibration of parameters
  • Frontloading simulations in the office reduces time on test stands

Our simulation-based fuel cell optimization methodology is better for you in every way. Concepts can be evaluated before any hardware is built. Fewer test engineers are required. And our online model optimizer makes it easier than ever to meet your targets.