Modeling Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Methods, Procedures and Techniques

  • Roberto Bove
  • Stefano Ubertini

Part of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Energy book series (FCHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Modeling Principles

    1. Thomas Malkow
      Pages 3-12
    2. W. Winkler, P. Nehter
      Pages 13-50
    3. Stefano Ubertini, Roberto Bove
      Pages 51-93
  3. Single Cell, Stack and System Models

    1. L. Andreassi, Stefano Ubertini, Roberto Bove, N. M. Sammes
      Pages 97-122
    2. Ismail B. Celik, Suryanarayana R. Pakalapati
      Pages 123-182
    3. Simone Grosso, Laura Repetto, Paola Costamagna
      Pages 183-205
    4. Vittorio Verda, Chiara Ciano
      Pages 207-238
    5. Eric A. Liese, Mario Luigi Ferrari, John Van Osdol, David Tucker, Randall S. Gemmen
      Pages 239-268
    6. Randall S. Gemmen
      Pages 269-322
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 396-396

About this book


This book is intended to be a practical reference to all scientists and graduate students who are seeking to define a mathematical model for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) simulation.

At present, there is a strong interest from both industry and academia in SOFC modeling, but the resources are currently limited to technical papers, which usually fail to provide basic understanding of the phenomena taking place in an SOFC, as well as to describe the different approaches needed for different requirements.

This situation is in contrast with the present demand in SOFC modeling, coming from scientists, students and young researchers.

This work has  three main objectives:

Firstly, to provide the necessary theory behind SOFC operation.

Secondly, to analyze different approaches for SOFC modeling.

Thirdly, to present the reader with all the necessary tools for defining his/her own model, according to his/her specific needs.

The volume is structured in two parts. Part one presents the basic theory, and the general equations describing SOFC operation phenomena. Part two deals with the application of the theory to practical examples, where different SOFC geometries, configurations (from single cells to hybrid systems), operating conditions (steady-state and dynamic), and different phenomena (e.g. performance, temperature and chemical species, and mechanical stress distribution) are analyzed in detail.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Bove
    • 1
  • Stefano Ubertini
    • 2
  1. 1.European CommissionDG-Joint Research CentreNetherlands
  2. 2.DiT – Dipartimento per le TecnologieUniversity of Naples “Parthenope”Italy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6994-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6995-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1931-5058
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