Accession Number:

ADA583494

Title:

Planar Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Research and Development

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 6 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2012

Corporate Author:

TENNESSEE UNIV CHATTANOOGA

Report Date:

2013-03-28

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE