Abstract: The increasing temperature in electrodes and electrolyte of a fuel cell is caused by the activation over potential, the ohmic over potential and by the heat released by the chemical reaction. In this contribution, we studied the thermo-electrical performance of an intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (IT-SOFC) with electrode supported. The aim of this work is to study the increasing temperature of a single cell (IT-SOFC) under the influence of the following parameters: heat sources, functioning temperature and voltages of the cell, geometric configuration and materials type. The equation of energy in one dimension is numerically resolved by using the method of finite volumes. A computing program (FORTRAN) is developed locally for this purpose in order to obtain fields of temperature in anode, electrolyte and cathode of a single cell.
Bariza Zitouni , Hocine Ben Moussa and Kafia Oulmi , 2007. Electro-Mechanical Study of the Increasing Temperature in IT-SOFC: "Effect of Heat Sources" . Asian Journal of Information Technology, 6: 652-656.