Planar Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Research and Development
Final rept. 6 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2012
TENNESSEE UNIV CHATTANOOGA
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Numerical simulation capabilities to perform flowfield analysis and sensitivity analysis of solid oxide fuel cells SOFCs have been developed. A three-dimensional, implicit, multi-species fuel cell solver is modified to analyze cell geometries supplied by NexTech Materials NexTech. Four different NexTech cell configurations of varying complexities have been analyzed in this study. A capability to perform thermo-mechanical analysis of NexTech cells is developed by coupling the fuel cell code with the structures code. The capability was initially developed for a simplified cell that also included sensitivity analysis of thermo-mechanical variables. Sensitivity derivatives are computed using the direct differentiation method in the fuel cell and structures codes.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Electrochemical Energy Storage