Seminar "Current Sharing Control Method for Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles" by Mr. Muhammad Maaruf, CIE Graduate Student
  • Building 22 room 119

  • Dec. 15, 2022 - Dec. 15, 2022

  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Mr. Muhammad Maaruf

Graduate Student

Control and Instrumentation Engineering Department

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


This paper considers fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles (FCHEV) including a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell as the main energy source, and lithium-ion battery and ultra-capacitor as energy storage systems to support the fuel cell. The two important objectives are to share the current demand of the traction motor among the energy sources and maintain the stability of the DC-bus voltage. The current sharing is based on an energy management scheme. A passivity-based control (PBC) approach is proposed to achieve current tracking based on the energy management and regulate the DC-bus voltage. The PBC is a nonlinear control approach that guarantees the stability of a closed-loop system by making it passive. The feasibility of the proposed control method is evaluated in MATLAB/Simulink.

Speaker Bio :

Mr. Muhammad Maaruf received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Kano University of Science and Technology, Kano, Nigeria, in 2016, and his M.Sc. degree in System and Control Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dammam, Saudi Arabia in 2020. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in System and Control Engineering in the Control and Instrumentation Engineering at KFUPM. Mr. Maaruf’s areas of interest include, his current research interests include control theory, optimization, and artificial intelligence with applications to process control, robotics, renewable energy systems, and multi-agent systems.