Modeling of radiative heat transfer in solid oxide fuel cells

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Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) operate at high temperatures, leading to stringent requirements for the thin ceramic structures in these devices. Heat transfer models aimed to study the temperature distribution within SOFCs are however often simplified by ignoring radiative heat transfer (RHT). A computational model is developed to study the influence of RHT on temperature fields in SOFCs. It is shown that for internal heat transfer in a single channel SOFC, RHT can be safely ignored
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference
Subtitle of host publicationEFC17
EditorsV. Cigolotti, C. Barchiesi, M. Chianella
Place of PublicationRome
ISBN (Print)978-88-8286-324-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event7th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference - Naples, Italy
Duration: 12 Dec 201715 Dec 2017


Conference7th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference
Abbreviated titleEFC17
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  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Radiative Heat Transfer
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

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