The Energy Budget in Tubular and Planar Type Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Studied through Numerical Simulation

Pei Wen Li, Laura Schaefer, Minking K. Chyu

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Abstract

The energy budget in a tubular and a planar type solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is studied based on numerical simulation. By solving the discretized governing equations for flow, temperature, and mass fraction of gas species in the fuel cells, the detailed local parameters determining the local electromotive forces are obtained. The energy flows of electrical power, Joule heating, thermal energy from the entropy change of the electrochemical reaction, as well as the chemical reaction heat by reforming and shift reactions are delineated and compared for the two different types of SOFCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-436
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
Volume374
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress - Washington, DC., United States
Duration: Nov 15 2003Nov 21 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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