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JEET, Vol. 13, No. 6, November 2018
Study on Soft-Switching Transformers Inductor Boost Converter for Fuel Cell Powered Railway Vehicle
Jae-Moon Kim
Area E - Electrical Facilities
Abstract In Korea, there are no instances where a hydrogen fuel cell power generation system has been used in a railway vehicle. Only the basic topology has been studied. In the previous study, conventional converters using a single switch were applied to the fuel cell power generation system. Therefore, current stress on the switch at converter on-off transitions would be large when controlling a large-capacity railway vehicle. In addition, since the input side ripple is also large, there is a problem with a shortening of the lifetime of both the fuel cell power generation system and the inductor. In this paper, a soft-switching transformer inductor boost converter for fuel cell powered railway vehicles was proposed. A technique to reduce both the switching current stress generated during on-off transitions, and the input ripple current flowing in the inductor were studied. The soft-switching TIB converter uses a transformer-type inductor to configure the entire circuit in an interleaved method, and reduces both input current ripple and the current ripple of the inductor and switch.
Keyword Fuel cell,TIB converter,Power conversion,Railway,Soft switching
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