Strength of Materials

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 49–56 | Cite as

A Study of the Creep Damageability of Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

  • S. N. SklepusEmail author
  • A. A. Zolochevskii

The creep damageability and long-term strength of a tubular solid oxide fuel cell are studied. The method for the solution of the initial boundary value problem of creep and damageability is based on the joint application of the R-function and the Runge-Kutta–Merson methods. An example of the calculation of the creep and long-term strength of a Siemens-Westinghouse fuel cell is given.


solid oxide fuel cell creep damageability R-function method structure of solution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Podgornyi Institute of Problems of Mechanical EngineeringNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKharkovUkraine
  2. 2.National Technical University “Kharkov Polytechnic Institute”KharkovUkraine

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