Numerical Study of Flow Field Cross-Section Shape and Length Effects on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Performance
Acomprehensive 3Dnumericalmodelwasdevelopedtostudytheanodesupportedsolidoxidefuelcell (SOFC) performance with different flow field cross – sections, Such as circular, rectangular, trapezoidal, and triangular. The model includes the momentum of charging (electron and iron), weight and energy conservation. The modeliss imulated numerically using ANSAYS FLUENT 16.0software.Theresultsare validated by usingopenliteratureexperimentaldata as they showed that the circular design provides higher performance compared to other designs.
Keywords - SOFC, Numerical, Flow Field, Performance.