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Vehicle fuel cell systems release a large amount of heat while generating electricity. The suitable thermal management system must be built to ensure system performance and reliability. Based on the analysis of the working principle of the vehicle fuel cell thermal management system, the paper establishes a control-oriented fuel cell thermal management. The stack, air cooler, hydrogen heat exchanger, bypass valve, heat sink, and cooling water circulating pump model are taking into account. System model, and the relationship between stack current, coolant flow rate, fin surface wind speed, bypass valve opening, and fuel cell temperature are in established in simulation experiments. The paper discusses their effects on system as a whole, air coolers, hydrogen heat exchangers, and the influence of the temperature difference between the inlet and outlet of the radiator. The simulation results can provide guidance and help to design the fuel cell thermal management control system.
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PAPER ACCEPTED: 2021-01-18
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2021, VOLUME 25, ISSUE Issue 4, PAGES [2923 - 2931]
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