Mechanical reliability and durability of SOFC stacks. Part II: Modelling of mechanical failures during ageing and cycling
Intricate relationships between mechanical and electrochemical degradation aspects likely affect the durability of solid oxide fuel cell stacks. This study presents a modelling framework that combines thermo-electrochemical models including degradation and a contact thermo-mechanical model that considers rate-independent plasticity and creep of the components materials and the shrinkage of the nickel-based anode during thermal cycling. This Part II investigates separately or together the contributions of mechanical and electrochemical degradation on the behaviour during long-term operation and thermal cycling.
Keywords: Solid oxide fuel cell ; Thermal stresses ; Degradation ; Creep ; Contact analysis ; Oxide Fuel-Cells ; Doped Lamno3 Electrodes ; Thermal-Stress Analysis ; Degradation ; Behavior ; Deposition ; Operation ; Cathode ; Design ; Interconnect
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