Comparison of mechanical properties of NiO/YSZ by different methods

D.R. Beeaff, Severine Ramousse, Peter Vang Hendriksen

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    Planar solid oxide fuel cells are a leading candidate for future power generation. Integral to their utility is the robustness of the component materials and their ability to tolerate the mechanical stresses expected during the lifetime, including fabrication, of the cell. Most current planar designs rely on either the anode or cathode as the structural-supporting member.

    To gain a fundamental basis of data on which to compare future cell designs, a series of half-cell (electrolyte/anode) specimens was fabricated in which processes variables and additives typical of current cells were varied. These samples were tested in unreduced state in a biaxial flexure apparatus to determine the biaxial flexure strength. The samples were oriented with the electrolyte on the tensile surface. Results were compared to a concurrent study in which similar specimens were tested by a uniaxial tensile method with statistical distribution parameters used to adjust for volumetric differences to validate the biaxial flexure data.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)361-372
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites: Advances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 2 - Cocoa Beach, Fl, United States
    Duration: 22 Jan 200626 Jan 2006
    Conference number: 30


    Conference30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityCocoa Beach, Fl


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