The optimal heat-up strategy of solid-oxide fuel cells

M. H. Chen, T. L. Jiang

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A thermal-structure coupled simulation model has been developed and employed to evaluate the heat-up time of solid-oxide fuel cells and the associated thermal stress for various heat-up processes. Simulation results show that effects of the residual stress of the PEN structure on the evaluation of the thermal stress are significant. Noticeably, the dual-channel heating approach is found more favorable than the single-channel heating approach. Among the investigated heat-up processes, the dual-channel heating approach is the optimal heat-up strategy for the lowest thermal stress and a shorter heat-up time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions - 30th Fuel Cell Seminar
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event30th Fuel Cell Seminar - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2006 Nov 132006 Nov 17

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


Other30th Fuel Cell Seminar
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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