Micro level two dimensional stress and thermal analysis anode/electrolyte interface of a solid oxide fuel cell

Celik S., İBRAHİMOĞLU B., Mat M. D., Kaplan Y., Veziroglu T. N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, vol.40, no.24, pp.7895-7902, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


The delamination and degradation of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) electrode/electrolyte interface is estimated by calculating the stresses generated within the different layers of the cell. The stresses developed in a SOFC are usually assumed to be homogenous through a cross section in the mathematical models at macroscopic scales. However, during the operating of these composite materials the real stresses on the multiphase porous layers might be very different than those at macro-scale. Therefore micro-level modeling is needed for an accurate estimation of the real stresses and the performance of SOFC.