An analytical model for solid oxide fuel cells with bi-layer electrolyte

Shuanglin Shen, Liejin Guo, Hongtan Liu

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A theoretical model for a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) with a bi-layer electrolyte is developed and analytical solutions of various important relationships, such as I-V relationship, distribution of oxygen partial pressure in the bi-layer electrolyte, leakage current density etc. are obtained. Based on the assumptions of constant ionic conductivity and reversible electrodes, the model takes into considerations of transports of both ions and electrons in the electrolyte. The modeling results are compared with both experimental data and results from other models in the literature and very good agreements are obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1967-1975
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 12 2013


  • Analytical fuel cell model
  • Bi-layer electrolyte
  • Electron blocking
  • Leakage current
  • Solid oxide fuel cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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