(240f) Optimal Control of Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Olmos, F., UCLA
Manousiouthakis, V., University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles

One key challenge faced today by hydrogen fueling stations is to provide safe and efficient fill-ups for hydrogen fuel cell cars. Based on a self-consistent thermodynamic model of hydrogen, a dynamic model of the fill-up process, and a process simulator, strategies for the optimal control of this process can be devised. The simulator of the fill-up process is subject to optimization and control studies were global optimality is sought in order to identify the optimal fill-up strategy.