Strength of anode-supported solid oxide fuel cells

A. Faes (Corresponding Author), H.L. Frandsen, A. Kaiser, Mikko Pihlatie

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    Nickel oxide and yttria doped zirconia composite strength is crucial for anode‐supported solid oxide fuel cells, especially during transient operation, but also for the initial stacking process, where cell curvature after sintering can cause problems. This work first compares tensile and ball‐on‐ring strength measurements of as‐sintered anodes support. Secondly, the strength of anode support sintered alone is compared to the strength of a co‐sintered anode support with anode and electrolyte layers. Finally, the orientation of the specimens to the bending axis of a co‐sintered half‐cell is investigated. Even though the electrolyte is to the tensile side, it is found that the anode support fails due to the thermo‐mechanical residual stresses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)682-689
    Number of pages8
    JournalFuel Cells
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Ball-on-ring test
    • ceramic strength
    • half-cells
    • NiO and Zirconia anode-supported fuel cells
    • SOFC
    • tensile test


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